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Posted by Jordan Fraczek on April 23, 2019

Creating a Wildland Urban Interface Map

Carson City, Nevada's Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) shown in 1:1 scale   There ...

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Topics: GIS, WUI

Posted by Jordan Fraczek on April 16, 2019

How Drones Are Transforming Local Government

It's 2019, and drones are finally making their way into the municipal spotlight. Cities and counties are starting to use drones for all types of purposes, and the value proposition has never been higher. Drones promote safety, efficiency, and self-sufficiency. In this blog, we will explore how drones are providing municipal departments the information they need, and how drone imagery can be ...

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Topics: Drones

Posted by Jordan Fraczek on March 12, 2019

How Smart Cities are Using GIS Data in 2019

In 2013, IBM’s campaign made “smart cities” into a household term. Six years later, we wanted to shed some light into how smart cities are using GIS Data in 2019. Although GIS is only part of a smart city’s technology suite, many of the core solutions of a smart city (smart asset management, intelligent operations) couldn’t operate without a GIS data.

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Topics: Smart Cities, GIS

Posted by Jordan Fraczek on March 12, 2019

Opportunity Zones Explained: How to Promote QOZS

Although a federal program, it is the individual obligation of cities and towns with certified opportunity zones to promote and attract investment.

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Topics: Municipal