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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Toronto Open Data Map: Government GIS News

The City of Toronto’s long-awaited Wellbeing Toronto map site launched today (in beta), giving users the ability to map 140 officially-defined neighbourhoods by dozens of different data points, from arson to breast cancer screening to sports facilities. It's a much more user-friendly approach to open data than we've seen in Toronto (and elsewhere) up till now.

- Global Regina

In Lansing, MI GIS is the bad guy; it's tech told the city two fire stations should close and which ones.

The decision to close two stations came after a GIS mapping study. The idea is if you have to close two stations, shutting down numbers five and seven would have the least impact on coverage.

- WILX

The Pottawattamie County Board (NE) amended its budget to put $200,000 the County Attorney’s Office and Geographic Information Systems and Information Technology. The funding is in support of response to the current flooding.

“Once the river crests, a pictometry flight will give us elevations of the flood,” Supervisor Melvyn Houser said.

- Omaha.com

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