The advent of spatial technology has automated spatial problem solving. As a result, we are seeing a rebirth in the age of discovery.
Posts Tagged: maps
The 4th Industrial Revolution can be described through current and developing systems as disruptive technologies such as robotics and drones, virtual reality and artificial intelligence and how they will change the way we work and live.
Let’s take a look at just a few ways Pokémon Go could have an impact on our work in the government arena.
Long gone are they days where workers are tied to their desks. In fact, people increasingly rely on mobile devices to access information – especially those in field staff positions. Those mobile workers require fast, reliable location-based apps to get their jobs done. But how do you do that effectively? At GovLoop and Esri’s Meet Up… Read more »
I was recently reviewing some Story Maps from Esri, and began to wonder: what makes a good map? As someone who is not a trained cartographer, I struggled for a bit to understand why I responded positively to some maps, and negatively to others. Ultimately, though, it occurred to me: creating a map is very… Read more »
GIS is a platform for understanding our world. In the past, the data that fueled GIS could only represent a specific moment in time. But now, a number of new technologies are combining with ArcGIS to enable the real-time collection and sharing of data. The result? A dynamic platform that enables real-time visualization and analysis…. Read more »
It is clear that mapping is transforming government agencies. Now it’s time to ask the question: How are maps themselves being changed by the agencies using them? I came across this interesting take on this issue from the New York Times Bits Blog: The Business of Technology. Check out the article here. My favorite part?… Read more »
When the government shut down in October 2013, employees were furloughed, websites were sent offline, and delivery of important government services was interrupted. These were all difficult consequences for our nation. Yet, the one effect of the shutdown that seemed to foster the most frustration was an unexpected one: the closing of our national parks…. Read more »
The following post highlights our latest guide on GIS, The Mapping Revolution: Incorporating Geographic Information Systems in Government. The report features case studies and best practices from the Census Bureau, Geoplatform.gov and United States Department of Agriculture and insights from Esri President, Jack Dangermond. (Download PDF or view online below). This blog post is an… Read more »
Earlier this month Trulia released a fascinating visualisation option using Google Maps. The feature allows users to view property values, home values, rental prices, calculate commute times, schools, identify points of interest, natural hazards and view crime data. In order to power this new feature, Trulia leveraged public sector data from USGS and FEMA. In… Read more »