Category Archives: government

Top Mobile Apps for Local Governance and Planners

TweetA recent survey of planners by Planetizen looked at mobile app that enhance public participation in local governance and planning to improve efficiency and data collection for planners. A number of fine productivity tools were mentioned in the findings, many … Continue reading

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Report Shows Rapid and Widespread Adoption of Open Data By Governments #opengov

TweetSocrata ( has announced the launch of the Socrata 2014 Open Data Benchmark Reportdesigned to measure and report public-sector use of open data in the United States.  The report reveals that an increasing number of public-sector organizations have embraced open … Continue reading

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Esri Connecting Citizens and business With Open Data

TweetRecall it was in February (seems ages ago!) when Esri’s Andrew Turner (@ajturner) lifted the lid off the Esri Open Data initiative,  and effort to help Governments meet their mandate to be more transparent and serve the public with more … Continue reading

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Esri Story Map Shows Regions Most Impacted by Government Shutdown

TweetAnother fine, interactive story map from Esri…  Esri’s interactive Federal Government Shutdown map is available for the media to embed or share as part of ongoing government, economic, and political coverage. This map uses data from to show the … Continue reading

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Government Shutdown Forces USGIF To Postpone 2013 GEOINT Event

TweetI suppose you had to expect this was coming now that the Shutdown is in week 2… yesterday the USGIF officially had to pull the plug on the 2013 GeoInt event which was supposed to take place next week in … Continue reading

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Government Shutdown Effect – Data.Gov is Closed, Sorry, Please Come Again!

TweetIndeed the Federal Government shutdown in the US has affected many web sites and web services. Seems that all of the “non-essential” sites have been pretty much turned off with splash screens replaced to greet visitors… essentially meaning that not … Continue reading

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US Government Shutdown Effect – Newsletter Bounce Backs

TweetOn the upside, we sent out another fine GISuser Today Geo industry newsletter today, the downside though are these email bounce-backs that we’ve received, and plenty of them!  Best wishes to all of our Federal Government worker colleagues and friends, … Continue reading

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The Complete List of What’s Affected by the US Government Shutdown #Furlough

TweetThere’s no doubt that many companies and many people that you know personally have been affected by the US Government shutdown.  Indeed there’s also many GeoTech professionals and those charged with managing Federal assets and lands with GIS and supporting … Continue reading

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The 2012 Census of more than 89,000 US Local Governments

TweetHow big is government? Well, this survey of local agencies in the US may clarify that for you. The US Census Bureau has just released the data and findings from the 2012 Census of US Governments. The Individual State Descriptions … Continue reading

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Alberta Open Data Portal #OpenGov Opens Data to the masses

TweetA fine mainstream media report on a new OpenData resource from Alberta, Canada has surfaced on the CTV (Alberta) web portal. What I like really like about this report is that it is quite accurate and truthful, getting right to … Continue reading

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Event Tip – GIS for Government

TweetHere’s details of an interesting technology event scheduled to take place in June in Washington D.C. enter GIS for Government. The event will tackle the topics of funding, interoperability and other pressing matters that government are faced with – expect … Continue reading

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Oakland Adds Bike Routes and more bike data to OpenOakland @openOakland

TweetThe already data-rich open resource in Oakland is even richer now thanks to the addition of some cool bicycle data… let the hacking and mashing begin! This platform is an open data catalog built by the OpenOakland Brigade as a … Continue reading

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