GIS

  • Worth County, Iowa, goes digital

     
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    Group Effort

    Using a geodatabase to accurately bill service connections.

     
  • Playing nice in the right of way

     
  • Making it easy for public and the officials to 'get it'

     
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    Great Expectations

     
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    Progressive Partnerships

     
  • It's All in the Hand

    Choosing a handheld computer for GIS data collection

     
  • Rule the Fuel

    Automated management enhances fleet efficiency and sustainability.

     
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    Diy Gis

    A small department in a small town uses Microsoft Access and Google Earth to quickly and cheaply build a GIS database.

     
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    Breaking down the barriers

    Three Southeastern communities morph street centerline projects into interdepartmental and, in some cases, intergovernmental asset management programs.

     
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    West Nile clampdown

    A technology-driven abatement program limits the spread of disease.

     
  • Understanding satellite-positioning technology

    This glossary sheds light on how unique Albuquerque's new GPS system—the first government-owned system with tri-constellation capability—is.

     
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    GPS on steroids

    Mesa del Sol is the first large-scale application of Albuquerque's Real Time Global Navigation Satellite System—GNSS—Network (ARTGN), the world's first government-owned, triple-constellation-capable, real-time GPS network.

     
  • Samples used to fight crime

    When residents are doing something they shouldn't—namely, illicit substances like crystal methamphetamine and cocaine—your influent shows it.

     
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    Geographic information system software and accessories

    The American Red Cross is turning to GIS technology to aid in relief efforts following hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Computer mapping, spatial analysis, and GIS Web services have helped the agency manage and distribute food, clothing, and housing. In addition, workers have used the technology to set...

     
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    Sewer systems inventoried

    The historic city of Alexandria, Va., is abandoning its outdated hard-copy utility maps in favor of up-to-date sanitary, storm, and combined sewer geographic information system (GIS) maps created in the field, in real time.

     
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    Scrutinizing your sewer

    Sewer utilities can improve performance and reverse the aging process by implementing buried infrastructure management (BIM), a systematic planning process that allows them to leverage resources to maximize the immediate and long-term benefits of every action.

     
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    Setting the next standard

    Today, GIS and SCADA have been so thoroughly built in to functions from environmental and construction permitting to billing and customer service that public works managers may not remember how their agencies functioned without them.

     
  • GIS streamlines life-saving data

    Geographical information systems (GIS) can help save lives by getting details about the emergency site to police officers, fire rescue teams, and emergency medical services.

     
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    AEC leaders of the pack

    In business today outsourcing is common; public works departments are no different. No department by itself can handle all of the things that are thrown at it—from planning new parks to rebuilding outdated parking facilities to maintaining water treatment plants.

     
 
 
 
 

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