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Monday, January 07, 2013

Baby Steps in Georgia and other Government GIS News

Stephens County, GA agreed to continue its quest for GIS after a three year contact expired. Commissioners signed a $10K contact with GIS1. Not much, is it?

“We have got to take baby steps towards GIS,” [Stephens County Administrator Phyllis] Ayers said.

- The Independent Mail

Mitch Adams of the Information Technology/Geographic Information System (IT/GIS) Department has been named Whitfield County [GA] Employee of the Month for November.

He maintains the GIS and recently voluneered to lead a timber harvest project.  He’s currently working toward a GIS Certificate through Penn State University. Artilces like this are a great way to introduce "what GIS people do" to students. Whitfield County is home to Dalton, GA a town of very friendly people; I ran an ultramarathon there last year.

- Dalton Daily Citizen

What the first thing one should rebuild after an earthquake? The folks working on that question for Christchurch, NZ decided on a GIS.

At the heart of the plans for rebuilding Christchurch’s underground infrastructure is a one-stop interactive online map that adopts the principles of Spatial Data Infrastructure.

Pulling together data from utilitiies was challenging, but it sounds like the effort, which will also help in Canterbury, are re-energizing NSDI efforts countrywide.

- FutureGov

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/07 at 04:16 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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