County Using Geo Tools for Mosquito Abatement and other Government GIS News
The Gem County Mosquito Abatement District [Idaho] recently implemented technology-based equipment and software to enhance its mosquito management program. The new system uses a global positioning/ geographic information system (GPS/GIS) that tracks many facets of mosquito management.
There's a detailed disucssion of how it works in the local paper.
has made some progress releasing open data sets via its online portal, opendatacatalog.ashvillenc.gov. The site currently features crime data, the business license master file, street network GIS data, bus and bike routes and much more. And while it takes some work on the city side to prep the data for public consumption, the efforts are paying dividends.
Per the CIO, the effort tends to get pushed down on the list below police cars and the 911 database, but it's still a priority. The city has already held a hackathon and boasts a volunteer Code for Asheville team, a Code for America Bridgade.
Selectman Robert Lavigne of Holden, MA is looking to develop a 311 type cell phone citizen reportign app.