Indian National GIS Organisation Planned and other Government GIS News
The Union Government is planning to establish an Indian National GIS Organisation to collate, verify and maintain GIS data which could be accessed by stakeholders and the public, according to Union Secretary (Department of Science) T Ramasami.
The statement was made at a conference on Dec 4.
[Wyoming] Governor Matt Mead has announced a partnership with the Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC) at the University of Wyoming to create new digital maps and a clearinghouse of geographic information system (GIS) data about Wyoming. This project is set up through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) and WyGISC. WyGISC is the primary resource for sharing and distributing publicly available Wyoming-focused geographic data.
Is it a clearinghouse? A warehouse? A portal? Jeff Hamerlinck, WyGISC Director has an answer.
“We are also excited to take advantage of new information delivery technologies that will make this less of a traditional data ‘warehouse’ and more of a ‘gateway’ for reaching a distributed community of data partners, who remain the stewards of the information they know best.”
The NYPD launched an interactive map on Sunday that covers the seven major felony crimes: Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter, Rape, Robbery, Felonious Assault, Burglary, Grand Larceny and Grand Larceny Motor Vehicle. The map is a result of a commitment to open data, though the New York Police and the city's Information Technology and Telecommunications Department argue the statistics have been available on a website since 2003 - but in PDF. Google Maps is part of the tech mix. The analysis has already begun!