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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 connecting civic departments with ...

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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 information sharing technology. Today, ...

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Topics: featured, GIS

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 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