Geographic information system apps are appearing on smart phones and, in turn, are enabling people to connect with and enhance government services.
Check out these mobile apps that promote the use of GIS to consume, create and share geospatial data.
Apple has followed RIM in rejecting applications that display police DUI checkpoints, after getting a letter from four U.S. senators. Google has not yet responded.
After the Federal Communications Commission was given jurisdiction over the N11 dialing codes by the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the Transportation Department petitioned to assign 511 for automated travel information services.
The service is seeking acoustic fingerprinting technology to locate and track the endangered Mohave squirrels on Edwards Air Force Base.
A hacker claims to have exposed data on an FTP server at NASA’s Goddard Center related to the satellite-based Earth Observation System.
The geographic center of the U.S. population has shifted west and south over the past 10 years to Texas County, Missouri. The Census Bureau and NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey are marking the occasion – and the spot.
Apple says the reason it is being vilified is the result of a bug.
Research team develops a method that can pinpoint a user’s location within a half-mile, a geolocation accuracy 50 times more accurate than current systems used.
Massive datasets created by new cloud platforms will put a heavy burden on government IT managers. Here’s what you can do about it.
The IBM Traffic Prediction Tool analyzes traffic data from sensors in roads, toll booths, bridges and intersections and combines it with GPS data from drivers' cell phones.
Precision Guided Mortar Munitions provide a sevenfold increase in accuracy.
A national event kicking off Surveyors’ Week will add precise new GPS data points to the National Geodetic Survey’s online database, eventually making maps more accurate than ever.
You have to be careful in handling personal information, but legislation that would prohibit most uses of biometric data and RFID would throw the baby out with the bathwater.
Colorado, Montana, Oregon and Utah are evaluating the use of cloud services to cut storage and processing costs associated with geographic information system data. However, each state’s GIS environment is different. Here's a snapshot.