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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Baltimore in 3D for Tourists and other Government GIS News

Ayers Saint Gross, a Baltimore architecture firm built 3D Baltimore InSite for $40,000. For now it's just on the Web but mobile versions are in the works. Since the database of Visit Baltimore's member information (the source for the site, but not every attraction in the city!) is updated daily, the promise is the map will be more up-to-date than other services.

- Baltimore Biz Journal

[Texas] Comptroller Susan Combs has created a new website – http://www.texastransparency.org/yourmoney/localtax/– intended to help taxpayers get a handle on sales and property tax rates from cities, counties, special purpose districts, transit authorities and others.

Maps are built on Google and the raw data is avaialble for download.

- Houston Chronicle

The [Phillippine One Map] project is being funded through the e-Government fund and has a total budget of Php 600 million (USD 14 million) over a three-year implementation period.

After the first phase is done, the lead agency is considering using cloud computing, crowdsourcing and providing mobile applications.

- FutureGov

by Adena Schutzberg on 08/23 at 04:10 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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