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New Washington, DC, tool uses generative AI to make data accessible | Planting the seeds of change

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New Washington, DC, tool uses generative AI to make data accessible
Government Technology: DC Compass, a new generative AI-based tool launched by the district in partnership with Esri, offers users answers to data-related questions. Read more.

Planting the seeds of change
Esri Canada Geographical Thinking: Learn about how GIS is being used to uncover the hidden intricacies of lichen communities. Read more.

The world needs more (and better) open map data
InfoWorld: The Overture Map Foundations’s Buildings theme combines crowdsourced data from OpenStreetMap and government data from Esri’s Community Maps Program. Read more.

The French mining company Eramet advances sustainability with smart maps
Esri Blog: French mining company Eramet uses GIS on an enterprise scale to reduce the impact of its mining activities.  Read more.

FDA uses ArcGIS Business Analyst for retail food risk factor study
ArcNews: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) national retail food team is collecting data on foodborne illness risk factors in US retail food service facilities and analyzing it using GIS. Read more.

Using GIS to guide postwildfire storm runoff planning
ArcNews: The town of Paradise, California, has used GIS to guide its reconstruction following a devastating fire in 2018. Read more.

University of Minnesota proves sustainable development goals are local
ArcNews: The University of Minnesota has used the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) since 2019 as a framework for creating a more coherent approach to sustainability. Read more.

Tracking how cities spend federal funds on public bus systems
NextGov/FCW: The Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) will have web GIS to help track how cities are spending federal funds on public bus systems. Read more.

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