The Winter 2002/2003 issue of ArcNews inaugurated a new feature--an enhanced version of ArcNews Online. To better keep up with the ever-increasing number of articles about successful GIS implementations across the globe, ArcNews Online now carries exclusive Web-only articles. These Web-only articles will be outlined in each paper issue of ArcNews. In the Spring 2003 issue of ArcNews Online, you can read the following exclusively online articles:
GIS in Action
"The State of Utah Improves Efficiency of Its Geographic Information Database"
The Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center (AGRC) was established in 1981 and formalized by legislation in 1991 to promote the use of GIS. As part of its responsibilities, AGRC is the administrative steward and repository for Utah's State Geographic Information Database, the state's enterprisewide GIS data library.
"Parcel Mapping in Nashua, New Hampshire, Goes Paperless"
When you have to go down to your city hall or county records department to get information, it's usually because you couldn't obtain the information anyplace else. Nashua, New Hampshire, is using GIS to make a citizen's visit to city hall much less difficult and time-consuming.
"Massachusetts' Cape Cod Canal Data Maintained and Updated With GIS"
Since 1928, the New England District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Cape Cod Canal in Massachusetts. For the last 10 years, the Corps has used GIS for the maintenance and operation of the 17.4-mile-long canal.
"Managing Invasive Weeds and Wildlife Using GIS"
For more than 50 years, the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks has prevented the spread of invasive weeds that cause approximately $140 million in annual losses to the agriculture industry. Before the use of GIS and GPS technology, information about problem areas was primarily received by word of mouth.
Focus on GIS in Environmental Hazards Management
"The City of Greenville, Texas, Approaches Brownfields With GIS"
Much of the commercial, retail, and industrial development of the city of Greenville, Texas, has shifted away from the central downtown areas, resulting in many vacant buildings and a state of disrepair. A Web-based interactive system provides a smart growth tool for city planners.
GIS Trends in Law Enforcement
"Riverside and Los Angeles Counties, California, Help Their Citizens Protect Themselves With Megan's Law Web Sites"
In California, the law authorizes local law enforcement to notify the public about high-risk and serious sex offenders who reside in, are employed in, or frequent a community. Riverside and Los Angeles Counties have responded by developing Web sites with ArcIMS technology that help residents better protect themselves and their children.
"In Lincoln, Nebraska, Police Make Connections Through Geographic Location"
With a metropolitan police department of more than 300 sworn officers and more than 100 civilian employees serving a city with a population in excess of 225,000, the Lincoln Police Department finds that GIS helps with crime prevention and reduction.
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