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Monday, November 12th 2012
By Adena Schutzberg

Scotts Bluff County [NE] Surveyor Duane Stott said the county has received calls from many residents who did not know where they needed to go to vote. He said the online map is a new way for residents to pinpoint poll places within their individual precincts.

“We’ve had a lot of interest,” Stott said. “For the more tech-savvy people, you can use this to find out where you need to go to cast your ballot.”
The interactive app does indeed require some knowhow. Curiously, it also has links to Esri (I'm not sure why you'd send the public there), the Esri Support Center (I'm not sure why you'd send the public there, either) and then, to the far right, a Help link not specifically focused on this app. One example for Identify in the help is about Brazil.
 
Red Willow County, Nebraska, commissioners signed a contract Monday morning to continue its contract with the company that provides and updates property search, property tax search and mapping information for the assessor's and treasurer's computer webpages.

Commission chairman Earl McNutt said if the county didn't continue the GIS Workshop contract, the county would basically have to start over on the property search webpages. Assessor Sandra Kotschwar told commissioners, "I would hate to lose it."

Wow, that sounds like lock in!

- McCook Gazette

The Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys has released its first interactive web map application, the Alaska Geologic Data Index, (AGDI). AGDI is an actively growing index of unpublished geologic data collected throughout the state of Alaska. To use this new research tool, go to http://maps.dggs.alaska.gov/agdi.

I see OpenLayers in the viewer.

- Juneau Empire

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