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How GIS transformed Cobb County into a smart community | Royal honor for Jack Dangermond

How GIS transformed Cobb County into a smart community
GovLoop: The biggest movement that had to happen was from the idea of a single application making a city smart to a series of interrelated technologies that would holistically address multiple issues. Read more.

Royal honor for Jack Dangermond
Geospatial World: Esri president Jack Dangermond was appointed Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau by King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. Read more.

STiR startups partner with mentors including Google, Accela, Esri
Techwire: The Startup in Residence (STiR) program, which matches tech startups with local governments who could use their solutions, has enlisted the help of nine major tech companies to coach their projects. Read more.

3LOG Systems, Esri to bring the power of location to forestry management
Wood Business: The partnership incorporates log inventory management with spatial analytics technology for a complete log chain of custody solution. Read more.

A geo window on Africa
GPS World: Esri's new Africa GeoPortal ( will help the African Union, African Development Bank, other international agencies, nongovernmental organizations, academia, businesses, and national government funds use geospatial data to address the continent's most urgent development challenges. Read more.

Using GIS to assess crime risk
GIS Lounge: The crime risk index helps determine the likelihood one could be affected by crime using the historical pattern through an entropy weighting procedure. Read more.

Improving water resources management with satellite data
Eos: To make up for a shortage of water data, many scientists and water managers in low-income countries rely on remotely sensed data acquired from satellites. Read more.

Coroners service launches interactive map of mystery human remains
The Globe and Mail: British Columbia has developed an interactive web-mapping application offering information on about 200 cases in the province dating back to 1953 in which unidentified remains were found. Read more.

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