article will highlight the many benefits of GIS and 911 integration as
experienced in Chester County, PA.The County has taken an integrated approach
to GIS and 911—from MSAG/geofile building through current implementation and
support.The advantages of integration are many—addresses can be leveraged
for a far larger number of users, exact addresses can be placed in a context
of address range information, precisional accuracy of GIS data and maps is usually
better, focus on core staff competencies, improved division of labor, economies
of scale, improved use of software tools, and a more extensive geographic systems/database
model for all address and geographic referencing features.Each of the benefits
will be enumerated with examples and details.
There are plenty of ways to hide messages within images.This is relatively easy because an image, being an array of pixels, typically contains an enormous amount of redundant information.If you have ever compressed a Windows bitmap (.bmp) file, for instance, you will have noticed that 90 to 99% of the file disappeared.You can hide information in that extra space.
As Manager of GIS and Injury Prevention at Baystate Health System in Massachusetts, Amy Pasini knows first hand “the big picture” about where spatial information can be used in public health.Ms.Pasini provides insights from her six years of experience in developing the program at Baystate, a level 1 trauma center and the largest regional employer in Western Massachusetts.Read more about her career and where she sees GIS being used for health initiatives in a post 9/11 environment.
“Essentially, retailers need to better coordinate the activities of all departments involved in one or more phases of the entire lifecycle of a store.A given retailers’ site selectors, store designers, construction crews, staff-and-stock managers, merchandisers, advertisers, asset managers, etc., should no longer perform their tasks in a sequential, isolated manner.”
Itís holiday time and that means itís time for Santa Trackers from the likes of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and Google. At one time a small footnote to the season, this yearís trackers host games, fighter jets and somewhere in there, a bit of education for children and adults. What can the Santa Trackers teach us?