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Posted by Applied Geographics on February 20, 2020

West Hartford Mapped from A to Z

Street and basement flooding is no stranger to many cities and towns. Today, in West Hartford, Connecticut, with its hilly terrain, around 10% of the homes experience some level of flooding. But, West Hartford Town Engineer Duane Martin is on the case. “We got a drainage complaint from a resident on Harvest Lane whose basement flooded during a recent rain storm. ...

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Topics: Municipal

Posted by Applied Geographics on October 14, 2019

Drone Provides Overhead Eyes During Fire

In the town of Natick, Massachusetts, the GIS Coordinator steps out of city hall and now (with the help of a drone) supports firefighting operations.

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Topics: Municipal, Drones

Posted by Applied Geographics on August 27, 2019

Carroll County’s MapGeo Helps Local Residents, Businesses, and Staff

Sign at the entrance to Carroll County in Lambsburg, Virginia The Blue Ridge Parkway, widely known as “America’s Favorite Drive,” cuts through the heart of Carroll County, Virginia ⁠— an area known for camping, hiking, fishing, hunting and even (according to a local guide), astrophotography. From Groundhog Mountain (elevation 3,030 ...

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Topics: GIS

Posted by Applied Geographics on July 29, 2019

North Andover - A Town at Your Fingertips

A “citizens’ hub” that connects “everything” is exactly what IT Director Chris McClure wants to create for the town of North Andover, Massachusetts. He is generating this hub to link diverse concerns - everything from crash incidents, to assessor’s info, to floodplain locations, to dog licenses. Central to his grand plan is MapGeo, the mapping platform ...

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Topics: GIS

Posted by Applied Geographics on July 17, 2019

Carson City’s Practical and Creative Uses of MapGeo for Information Sharing

Carson City, Nevada, named for the famous western scout Kit Carson, has always understood that people want information pronto. Not only was Carson City a key stop on the Pony Express, it also became the eastern telegraph terminal for a line running from San Francisco. Although the Pony Express and telegraph are history, Carson City remains a pioneer in ...

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Topics: featured, GIS