The OMB has issued supplemental guidance to improve the management of geospatial data
A line of pixels drawn by Google Maps between the border of Nicaragua and Costa Rica is being used as an excuse in an old territorial dispute.
GEM, an international open-source effort, could cut across economic lines and bypass international tensions to provide a global view of earthquake risks and damage potential.
After the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon undersea oil well April 20, NOAA quickly established the Geospatial Platform to collect data from multiple agencies and make it available to the public and scientific community.
The Florida Coastal Mapping project combines data collection with disaster preparedness by collecting LIDAR data for coastal counties to estimate storm surge depths from hurricanes.
The winners of this year GCN Awards for Government IT Achievement, many involving impressive scope, cross-agency cooperation and tight deadlines, are examples of how old barriers are being broken down.
The department is using Xora’s Field Force Manager, an application that runs on officers' Verizon BlackBerry Curves, to keep track of where officers are.
Google's 2010 U.S. Elections Ratings maps projections from four independent analysis organizations of House, Senate and gubernatorial races.
The city of Salem, Ore., has joined a growing list of communities in contributing data to CrimeReports.com, which displays the information on clickable, searchable maps.
The future development of the Global Positioning System is threatened by ambitious schedules that haven't been met, according to a new report from GAO.
Developments in geospatial technologies include the geotagging of photos and, soon, SMS text messages. Geotags offer a lot of potential benefits, but there's also a potential dark side to anyone having a Marauder's Map.
Geospatial technologies are exploding -- into crowdsourced applications, cloud platforms, and 3-D and 4-D environments.
The 10 projects selected for the 2010 GCN Awards, along with 10 honorable mentions, reflect the growing trends in government information technology toward open-source, cross-agency collaboration and transparency.
The new system – which sends text messages to mobile phones - can target specific geographic areas, which could be as large as a city or as small as a few blocks.