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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Shelby County Mapping Everything and other Government GIS News

GIS Data Resources, Inc., based in San Rafael, Calif., will start working on a 10-month $4.4 million contract to develop a seamless GIS database including every address, fire hydrant, driveway, manhole cover and other roadway features in Shelby County, TN. 

GDR has has done similar projects in Pittsburgh, San Antonio, Oklahoma City and Contra Costa, Calif. 

- Commercial Appeal

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has commenced the mapping of all financial access points across the country as part of efforts to drive its newly unveiled financial inclusion strategy. BusinessDay was informed that a research company, Brand Fusions Limited, has been contracted to conduct the Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping and is being funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The goal is to find underserved areas and provide banking to them.

- Business Daily Online

Apparently New Mexico does not yet have a geodata clearinghouse. But that may change.

Map nerds rejoice: Rep. Stephen Easley, D-Santa Fe, an IT guy, will make map nerds everywhere cheer if his HB 493 to create a state digital geospatial data clearinghouse is approved. The bill creates a clearinghouse at The University of New Mexico to collect, inventory and maintain geospatial data, maps and photos. The clearinghouse would be accessible online and open to the public. The bill will be heard first in the House Energy and Natural Resources committee.

- Taos News

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