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The new 2023 Geospatial Maturity Assessment report from the National States Geographic Information Council evaluated 46 states and Washington, D.C. It highlights successes and disparities in GIS integration, and emphasizes collaboration.
In a Sacramento office building, university students are carefully scanning aging pieces of paper that underpin California’s most contentious and valuable water disputes, bringing history into the digital era.
With an executive order Thursday, Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee called for creation of an Artificial Intelligence Task Force and centers of excellence for AI and data. Goals include operational efficiencies and improved service delivery.
Artificial intelligence software can be a powerful force in helping government agencies that are responsible for managing and analyzing massive amounts of data, both quantitative and qualitative.
Environmental groups, and some legislators, are voicing concerns about a bill proposed by Maryland Gov. Wes Moore, arguing it excessively loosens oversight for energy-hungry data centers to open in the state.
The creation of a new position in Indianapolis highlights an emerging trend of recruiting employees with technical data skills to focus on DEI initiatives. But can agencies successfully fill the roles and develop robust programs?
The Open Data Index for Schools, a new data tool programmed by an education nonprofit, offers a buffet of federal data within school attendance boundaries. Here's how local government agencies can use it.
Point-in-time counts show government officials how and where homelessness impacts communities, informing the equitable distribution of resources. GIS tech and new processes are improving the accuracy of these counts.
Results for America has awarded a dozen new cities for the quality of work with data to inform policy, engage residents, allocate funding and improve municipal services.
Kimberly Weis, a North Dakota native, talks about her plans for data management and artificial intelligence as she digs into her new job as the state’s permanent CDO. One of her most important lessons came via COVID-19.
Addressing air quality in cities is a complex issue that requires balancing good policy and equitable outcomes. Finding the right technology and visualizing the data are essential components of success.
Schenectady residents are set to receive their 2024 property tax bills in the mail this week after delivery was delayed due to the tardy 2024 city budget and logistical issues with the firm distributing the bills.
Missing records from North Carolina have delayed the release of federal data on causes of death across the country, information that experts say is critical to understanding the health of the American public.
Christie Burris has been tapped to lead North Carolina data efforts as chief data officer and director of the Government Data Analytics Center. She replaces Carol Burroughs, who retired in December 2023.
As the world gets hotter, technology offers governments a fresh way to track emissions and the progress of officials in meeting climate goals. What benefits do these dashboards offer, and how are cities using them?