The root of this angst, or mistrust about redistricting, has to do with a lack of trust. Like laws and sausage, we never really see it get made.
Posts Tagged: GIS
Teaching students to think spatially is but one of the elements, an important one from my point of view, that our policy leaders at the local, state, and national levels must work on.
There is quite a bit of writing these days about how data is the catalyst to government innovation. Over the last several years, the conversation has turned towards how the innovation needed to face the 21st-century challenges requires us to get these data conversations right.
There is no doubt that this is a crisis; a true state of emergency. Lots is being done, but there is room to do more. We need to put a face to this crisis.
To put a face on it is to make something seem more real or easier to understand or make something human. Let’s honor the people who served our country, paying a price that was either small, big or ultimate.
Government is often individually compartmentalizing their activity and data, but agencies don’t always have an end game in mind. In other words, they are fixing pieces, but not looking at the whole picture. GIS is the foundational piece that can connect the aspects of your smart community and help you topple silos, think holistically and… Read more »
Each year, government agencies lose billions of dollars due to fraud, waste and abuse. Government agencies tasked with fraud prevention are increasingly turning to geographic information system (GIS) platforms — utilizing maps, geo-enrichment and sophisticated data analytics — to tackle fraud, accurately identify patterns and problem areas and improve organizational efficiency.
Amazon’s HQ2 bid might be the biggest economic development event in a generation. Here’s where you can win in all of this.
The current open data movement came about approximately seven years ago. The impetus came from individuals wanting more transparency, accountability and a fuel for apps for the betterment of all mankind. So how are we doing?
Balancing best practices in management with strong IT practices are a must. Here are some guidelines to live by.