geospatial data

How to build a successful 3D Elevation Program partnership in your state


Commentary: An Alaska-based spatial analyst with The Nature Conservancy shares his formula for leading a successful mapping project through a lesser-known federal program.

Congress introduces Geospatial Data Act to the delight of GIS advocates


If passed, the legislation is thought to fill gaps in geospatial data governance left vacant for more than 20 years.

NYC opens up draft geospatial open data standards for public comment


The city is looking to refine how its agencies post geographic data to its open data portal with the public's help.

Bird flu outbreak shows importance of GIS data sharing – panelists


In Minnesota alone, officials created more than 1,700 maps during the outbreak earlier this year, but local laws prevented them from sharing their data across state lines.