National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC)

Mapping tech is growing in election administration

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Many more states are expected to incorporate GIS into their voter registration systems by 2027, according to a new NSGIC report.

Minnesota mapping official to lead NSGIC on interim basis

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Dan Ross, who's leaving state government in January, will temporarily serve as NSGIC's executive director.

New study looks for GIS gaps in 911 systems

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The federal government's National 911 Program and Mission Critical Partners are assessing which jurisdictions need help with their geospatial data technology.

North Carolina is preparing for a $1 billion broadband push

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Officials said to allocate the funding effectively, they'll need more-accurate data.

Mapping service for state and local government included in Biden's climate order

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A new federal mapping service would assist federal, state, local and tribal governments in their climate planning and resilience activities.

GIS data will be critical for successful vaccine distribution

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GIS data will enable states and localities to determine where COVID-19 vaccines are needed as they become available, an Esri expert said during a webinar.

How Maryland used GIS to build its COVID-19 response website

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Julia Fischer, Maryland’s geographic information officer, said many agencies didn't know how powerful GIS could be when the state began building its informational portal in March.

COVID-19 gave GIS, elections leaders chance to ‘think outside the box’

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While the pandemic presented significant challenges for the Geo-Enabled Elections project, it also prompted leaders to think differently.

In virtual conference, NSGIC to highlight GIS in COVID-19 response

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The organization’s first fully virtual conference will kick off next week and highlight the role of GIS in COVID-19 response across state governments.

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