Minnesota is using new software to make redistricting easier and more transparent.
GIS is helping emergency response teams in Fremont, Calif., prepare for rolling blackouts.
The border patrol in the San Diego area is using GIS, GPS and biometrics to help curb illegal immigration.
Delawares realtime crime reporting system is revolutionizing the job of law enforcement officials in the state.
When Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crashed off the coast of California, technology played a critical role in the combined investigative efforts of public, private and military organizations.
A municipal government in Canada had to overcome user skepticism in order to make GIS an effective tool.
The layers of information in existence at the city and county level of government are agencies to relinquish control of data to GIS utilities.
Investment in digital orthographic coverage leads to wider cost-saving through collaboration.
GIS-revised floodplain boundaries create benefits for homeowners and businesses in Winnebago County, Wis.
GIS technology lets student scientists see environmental data as they collect it.
Creating the metropolitan transit system for the 21st century
A small but growing Colorado town assembles a powerful GIS tool that fits the bill.
CODEFOR is Minneapolis' comprehensive approach to reducing crime by putting resources where the criminals are, and increasing the gathering and sharing of information.
One chapter's new program can save time,
The University of Arkansas' Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies builds an advanced spatial-data warehouse.
Vallejo, Calif., turns to GIS to replace jobs lost to the closing of a naval shipyard.
The Washington State Department of Transportation takes a GIS standard for a test drive.
GIS speeds up documentation for airport noise mitigation program.
The interest and enthusiasm of Minnesota students help serve two very important purposes.
Technology runs toward making the U.S. census the most accurate it's ever been, but there's a headwind.
A Texas COG takes an enterprising approach to the development of a regional basemap.
HUD hopes its new community planning software will easily and painlessly bring people and government together.
GPS and GIS help the Los Alamos National Laboratory track and study elk population and migration.
Linkage analysis and geographic profiling systems get criminals where they live.
A GIS-based study identifies populations living near high-voltage power lines in an attempt to determine cancer risk.
Some resourceful sourceful surveyors in Florida's Orange County build a GPS system on a shoestring.
Land mines - death traps from wars gone by - do not know the difference between enemy soldiers and children playing. Technology has been enlisted to help locate and remove them.
Scottsdale planners fly decision-makers through potential developments.
Florida and Pennsylvania use a GPS-based system for realtime offender tracking.
Losses in property-tax revenue and litigation over property disputes led to a new high-accuracy geodetic reference network for Puerto Rico.
Recent advancements in digital aerial photography is making it an inexpensive choice.
Sophisticated systems comb ocean floor for clues to TWA flight 800 disaster.
A dispatch management system is helping Wilmington, N.C., expedite 911 calls with maximum speed and accuracy.
GIS is helping to analyze coverage trouble spots in new wireless services.
Global Positioning Systems may help geologists determine which faults they should be most concerned with.
In the midst of increasing oil tanker traffic along U.S. coasts, Texas is using new technology to protect beaches, wildlife and marine resources.
Spatial analysis of disease started with the London cholera epidemic of 1854. Today, GIS is the newest tool in tracking epidemics.
GIS technology is rapidly moving toward a wider group of users. Here are the latest tools available
Decades ago, the Australian melaleuca tree was imported to help dry up Florida swampland and convert it into forests. Now, however, the melaleuca is seen as a threat to the Everglades and eradication efforts are under way.
GIS helps Florida DOT balance the need to build a safer road with the need to protect environmentally sensitive areas.
New technology is helping gather traffic accident and crime scene data quickly and accurately.
A North Carolina city and county developed a joint GIS to access common information and lower costs