geographic information systems (GIS)

Boise mayor nominates former consultant for CIO role


Alexandra Winkler, who's worked for Deloitte and Sabel Systems Technology Solutions, has been nominated for the city's top technology role.

Detroit's 'Street View' project hoped to boost GIS, data transparency


The city is using a lidar-equipped van to map city streets in order to give residents access to GIS data, new CIO Art Thompson said.

COVID-19 brought GIS ‘into the limelight,’ state officials say


Two GIS officials say were called on to help with pandemic response over the last 13 months as state leaders realized geospatial technology's power.

As food insecurity rises, food banks turn to map tech


Food banks around the U.S. say digital maps have been the best tool to get the word out about their services at a time of heightened food insecurity.

Building a national address database starts with states


A new guidance document from the Nation States Geographic Information Council reveals that while some states are succeeding at collecting and sharing address data, others could use some extra help.

States need to improve for national GIS infrastructure to work, report says


A new report card on state GIS performance shows weak links that the National States Geographic Information Council says need to be repaired.