3D Mapping for Flood Control and other Government GIS News

Esri Australia 3D GIS expert Len Olyott said the technology [City Engine] had already transformed major cities in China, the US and Europe and could help towns like Toowoomba develop a more sustainable future.

He spoke at the Downs Interest Group for GIS and Remote Sensing (DIGGARS) 2012 forum at the University of Southern Queensland's Toowoomba campus.

- Toowoomba Chronicle

NetWork Kansas officials said Wednesday that the Kansas Economic Gardening Network is taking applications from rural and urban communities to receive assistance that will give selected companies access to a national and regional network of experts in areas such as market research, social media and geographic information systems, or GIS. Through the program, communities can also receive technical assistance for their companies through the Mid-American Manufacturing Technology Center for an additional cost.

Applications are due Oct 12.

- Kansas.com

The Berkeley County Council [WV] voted 5-0 to eliminate a geographic information system technician position, effective Oct. 5.

Apparently there is not enough work for the person to do. The vote was made public but the individual had not yet been told of her termination. There was no disciplinary action involved.

- Herald-Mail

Griffiss International Airport [Rome, NY] will receive a second federal grant worth $475,200 from the U.S. Department of Transportation to help plan long-term upgrades to the airport.

Among other things, the grant will pay for a "GIS survey."

- Mohawk Valley Biz Journal

At least one borough in Pennsylvania is not using GIS to its fullest extent. Landsdale has but one computer, not on the network, running GIS. The good news: the borough president is a 15 year user of the tech and encouraging wider use.

- The Reporter

Published Monday, September 24th, 2012

Written by Adena Schutzberg

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