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September 2014

A Solution That Made Sense

By Lakshmi Sankaran, GISP
SDE Administrator, Seminole County Information Services

An interactive online informational map showed voters in Seminole County, Florida, which projects would be funded using revenue from a proposed one-cent sales tax increase. Seminole County GIS used ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS for Server to develop and deploy the map, which proved popular in the days leading up to a referendum on the tax hike. Read the article.

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Seminole County residents can click on the map to see where roads will be resurfaced or new school classrooms built.

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