Kearney Nebraska Introduces Thematic Maps and other Government GIS News

Kearney Nebraska uses an assett management system from Beehive to serve its online maps (via Silveilght) in a product called Homebase. Now the city has added Smart Maps, thematic maps of garbage collection, capital improvements, traffic counts and the like. The page listing the maps is on a Google Sites page but the maps start ArcGIS Explorer (Silverlight).  I needed a newer version of Silverlight for the latter maps; the former ones worked fine with an old version.

- Kearney Hub

Did you ever wonder what happened to the folks from Thomas Brothers when that company was acquired by Rand McNally? Well in addition to helping out with mapping in Haiti Bernard Catalinotto and Glen Jansma started mymapbook website which covers several communities in nothern California. Is this the future of community mapping.

- Larkspur Cortre Madera Patch

The Florence County [SC] Library System recently received a grant of more than $37,000 from the Library Services and Technology Act for a Virtual Museum Project.

The first-of-its-kind project will see collaboration between the Florence Museum, Florence County Library System and Florence County Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to expand services provided for learning, access to information and educational resources in any one of multiple formats.

The Virtual Museum Project’s goal is to catalog the entire collection of the museum and add it to the library’s online digital catalog, as well as create a virtual tour.

- SC Now

Published Monday, December 12th, 2011

Written by Adena Schutzberg

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