66 percent of US cities are investing in smart city technology
TechRepublic: A report from the National League of Cities shows that US cities are incubators for new technology. Read more.
GIS-powered National Mutual Aid System will ease resource sharing across jurisdictions
A new ArcGIS-based mutual aid system for public safety organizations is replacing a text-based system. Read more
Improving city governance, urban quality of life with big data
New technologies and methods of data collection can lead to drastic improvements in city governance, says Martin O'Malley, former Baltimore mayor and governor of Maryland and now a senior fellow and advisory council chair for MetroLab Network. Read more
I3S: A new OGC standard for sharing 3D geospatial content
Introduced by Esri as an open standard for sharing 3D content, the Indexed 3D Scene layers (I3S) specification is approved by the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC). Read more
Who left, where did they go, and who stayed
An Esri Story Maps app shows where people stayed and how many left in response to Hurricane Harvey. View story map
Effective managers must have people skills
Soft skills are as necessary as technical skills for GIS managers. Read more
Pinpointing revenue loss with simple data visualization
Opelika Utilities in Opelika, Alabama, uses GIS to find dead meters and gain revenue. Read more
New NOAA tool helps protect vulnerable populations from extreme heat
NESDIS: Researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Esri have developed visualizations and analytical tools to understand, prepare for, and respond to extreme heat. Read more.
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