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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Colorado Springs Looks at Economic Gardening and other Government GIS News

State Rep. Pete Lee would like to lend a hand to promising local, small-but-growing businesses. One bill that the Colorado Springs Democrat plans to push in the 2012 legislative session would promote statewide establishment of "economic gardening."

Economic gardening is a concept first explored in Littleton. The idea is to offer businesses technical assistance, such as data from geographic information systems, or GIS, that will give them a clearer and fuller understanding of their community and customers.

- Colorado Springs Independent

The city of L.A.'s transportation department released an interactive online map of bike lanes and routes this week, the first of its kind from the agency.

The map shows existing and planned bikeways from the city’s bicycle master plan, a measure passed by the Los Angeles City Council in March 2011 that calls for an eventual network of 1,680 miles of linked bikeways.

- LA Times Blog

St. Paul's Frogtown neighborhood now its own GIS, thanks to a member of the Frogtown Neighborhood Association, Tait Danielson Castillo. He's using it to map crimes, trees and other data avilable from the city. And, he's using the GIS in unique ways, per one local GIS user.

"The way he's using it, I don't think it's common at all," said Jeff Matson, coordinator of the Community GIS Program at the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs at the University of Minnesota. "I've been waiting forever for someone to run with it like he has."

- Star Tribune

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