The nation's first municipal 311 non-emergency call center now lets citizens report problems and request services through a mobile app that supports images and GPS data.
GSA recently entered into an agreement with the Agriculture and Interior Departments as well as the Environmental Protection Agency to move geospatial data from the geodata.gov portal into data.gov, said David McClure, associate administrator with GSA's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies.
North Carolina's Transportation and Water Quality departments use SAS Analytics to analyze huge volumes of geographic data to build roads faster, reduce costly land surveys and minimize environmental impact.
Shoes with Global Positioning System technology could help track down people with dementia or other cognitive problems when they wander off.
A multiagency effort is developing a one-stop shop for accurate, interoperable geospatial data, maps and tools from across government.
Boston's Citizen Connect program gives residents the power to report problems and to check on fixes -- all from an Android or iPhone smart phone.
Improved tagging and better standards are making it simpler to merge an overwhelming amount of geospatial images, maps and related data.
A new Web application allows first responders to access disaster images directly on their smart phones and tablets.
The Federal Communications Commission wants to improve locational accuracy as part of its efforts toward enhanced 911 services.
The U.S. Geological Survey is scanning the topographic maps, some of which are more than 100 years old, and making the high-resolution electronic PDFs available to the public.
Doomsayers will have to find another end-of-the world theory, now that NASA has allayed fears about Comet Elenin.
The tool enables linking modeling and simulation tools with the underlying event data, thereby improving the emergency planning, training, evaluation and response cycle.
A national — rather than a federal — model for emergency response data sharing is a key to progress in standards making, geospatial planners say.
The Homeland Security Department is moving forward with plans for another emergency response test, this time in the Northeast.
A geospatial framework emerges for emergency response coordination among federal, state and local governments.