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Drone relay delivers medical supplies rural clinic

Drone relay delivers medical supplies to rural clinic

Patients at a rural outdoor health clinic got treatment and a place in history thanks to a program that used drones to deliver medical supplies.

Boston shows what GIS-driven storytelling can do

Boston shows what GIS-driven storytelling can do

Boston’s geographic information systems team built a story map to tell the tale of the city's brutal snowstorms this year.

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New Jersey town brings real-time multimedia to 911 calls

Lakewood's iLoc8 uses WebRTC for two-way multimedia communication between smartphone-using citizens and emergency call centers.

In New York, a social services department aims to go paperless

In New York, a social services department aims to go paperless

When Onongada County moved to Kodak’s Alaris imaging system, it was able to eliminate off-site record storage and speed information retrieval.

Open permit data standard BLDG

Alliance releases open data standards for construction permit info

The Building and Land Development Specification is a standardized format for jurisdictions to use when reporting information on building and construction permits as open data.

Improved open data nets Transit App service for three cities

Improved open data nets Transit App service for three cities

Chattanooga, Baltimore and Cleveland have recently opened their transportation data to allow Transit App to help citizens view all public transit options in real-time.

Massachusetts’s RMV system derailed

Massachusetts’s RMV modernization derailed

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles terminated its contract with Deloitte that would have modernized its legacy licensing and vehicle registration system.

SHIN-NY health data hub launches

SHIN-NY health data hub launches

New York’s electronic health records hub will make it easier for doctors to access a patient’s entire health history.

Colorado launches eLicense system for real estate

Colorado launches eLicense system for real estate

The state's Division of Real Estate recently launched an online license management system that adds convenience for licensees, efficiency for division employees, and transparency for Colorado citizens.

NJ partnership fights financial cyber threats

NJ partnership fights financial cyber threats

The New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell hopes to detect attacks aimed at banking institutions with the help of shared threat intelligence.

States crack down on driver

States crack down on driver's license fraud

States increasingly are employing facial recognition software to compare driver’s license or ID photos with other images on file.

Double-parked cars in boston

Boston tackles double-parking with Waze data

Boston’s Transportation Department is using data from its partnership with Waze to relieve congestion and send bicycle cops to the city streets with the most double-parked cars.

Open data portals: A checklist for success

Open data portals: A checklist for success

The best open data portals enable updated information, mapping support, clean data and efficient delivery mechanisms.

Picking the right portal to make open data accessible

Picking the right portal to make open data accessible

Some of the most commonly used platforms offer support for large datasets, visualization and search, easing agencies' transition to open data.

Cities show how to make open data usable

The Citygram app, which turns structured data into citizen-friendly local updates, can be a model for federal agencies’ open-data efforts.