County Opts Out of Aerials and other Government GIS News
The Christian County [MO] Commission decided not to vote on spending about $75,000 for high-resolution aerial photographs of the county. One of Christian County Assessor Danny Gray’s first actions in office was not to press the commissioners on the issue.
In the past other counties and cities kicked in to get imagery from Pictometry. This year those other players said no, which would raised the price to $100,000. That was too much. The plan is to try again with a group of county offices in 2016.
The Malaysian Centre for Geospatial Data Infrastructure (MacGDI) launched MyGOS (Malaysia Geospatial Online Service), a portal for geospatial services and information.
One of the newest tools developed by Franklin County [Alambama] GIS manager Michael Hughes and the Russellville Fire Department is a grid map for the city of Russellville that uses the same coordinate system that is used nationally.
After an F5 tornado hit the area in 2011, this became a priority. I find it puzzling the article does not mention the name of the US National Grid.