Favorable turns in the cost and quality of light detection and ranging enabled revolutionary mapping projects such as those of the Red River Basin and the Oregon forests. Even doubters concluded LIDAR was "best thing since sliced bread."
Federal, state and local agencies are tapping into the power of predictive analytics to cut waste or reduce crime, but they're not limited to looking forward.
The state's transportation department used Adobe Experience Manager, which the company has just updated, to redesign and launch an intuitive website in six months.
The app taps phones' GPS and camera features to let users report potholes, public safety issues and other non-emergency problems to authorities without tying up traditional 311 call centers.
State officials are using SAS Analytics to spot fraudulent unemployment claims before they are paid, as well as detect fraud across state departments.
Florida's universities have helped established a statewide research and education network that that give local communities such as Boynton Beach high-speed access to the world.
A Chicago big data analytics project and a Boston cloud project focused on education are finalists in a competition to pick most innovative tech to improve urban life, city operations.
As Texas officials move 100,000 state employees to the cloud, Microsoft is working with the state to ensure that its system meets stringent criminal justice and health-care privacy regulations.
A Texas county's plans for a bookless library underscores the point that research, training and teaching methods must be redesigned for new technologies or learners will disconnect.
Raytheon releases a suite of tools for smart phones and other devices that combines voice communications, maps, GPS tracking and image and video sharing.
A radio-to-IP system brings smart phones into public safety networks but it's no replacement for traditional land mobile radios, users in Mobile County, Ala., say.
Officials are considering moving criminal justice data, storage, records management, crime reporting and mapping and analysis systems, according to IACP survey
The Sunshine Review grades every state and the largest counties, cities and school districts within each state on the information they provide to citizens.
Actually, yes, if departments take care in selecting providers and ensuring the availability and performance of the service, according to an IJIS Institute report.
Melrose, Mass., learned a lesson about bandwidth while providing cloud-based services to a smaller town.