Local (City/County/State) GIS Tidbits

The Westchester County, NY Department of Information Technology recently added post-World War II aerial black and white photography to its online Mapping Westchester County application.  Using the “timeline slider” in the upper right-hand corner of the viewing window, users can now see any location in the county with the help of 1947 aerial photography.

- Westchester News

The Census put Chatham’s [Illinois] 2010 population at 11,500. Using data gathered through a geographic information system (GIS), the village estimated the population is at least 12,500 -- and probably higher.

The Village will be appealing to the Census to review its finding to garner more funds from state programs.

- The State Journal Register

At a village meeting in April 2009 [Calista, Alaska] village representatives voted unanimously to make the website open to everyone to learn from and to enjoy. You can view the Nelson Island Place Name website at http://mapserver.eol.ucar.edu/best. All these stories, and more, have been carefully transcribed and translated by Alice Rearden with the help of David Chanar and Marie Meade.

Now comes word of funding to expand that effort.

The Calista Elders Council announced a recent grant from the National Science Foundation to work with elders and community members in coastal communities from the mouth of the Yukon Delta south to the mouth of the Kuskokwim.

Of note: 

This summer, CEC will also be partnering with Calista's Land Department to hire a student intern to learn about the ARC-GIS mapping program and help put all the new Yup'ik place names on a map. This is an opportunity for a student to learn new skills while passing on priceless traditional knowledge.

- The Tundra Drums


Published Monday, April 18th, 2011

Written by Adena Schutzberg