This week two news items peaked our interest: Good Jobs First, a Washington research center, released a report giving mediocre grades to state websites that aim to be transparent about the distribution of federal stimulus dollars. One of the criteria considered? Maps. Second, is there a trend in local news related to sat nav? Is there a move away from "two techs capturing data" stories to how users can get involved with collection and update?
Proceedings from the 2009 ESRI International User Conference are now available online. This compilation of professional abstracts, papers, and presentations provide various examples of GIS implementations that you can use to inspire your own GIS applications. Search the 2009 ESRI UC proceedings by author, track, or session atwww.esri.com/proceedings..