Signed by the New Mexico Governmor this week:
HB 493: Sponsored by Rep. Stephen Easley, D-Santa Fe, the bill creates a public clearinghouse for GIS data in the state at The University of New Mexico’s Resource Geographic Information Center. The center will use environmental statistics and geologic data to create maps and other graphics that show a wide range of information about the state, from fire impacts to soil conditions.
No information on how and in what form the public can access the data.
Targeting crime regionally is the aim of a new federal grant request by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute that will involve the Hammond, East Chicago and Gary police departments.
If the $300,000 grant is received, the funding will allow innovation in addressing crime, said Joseph Ferrandino, assistant professor of criminal justice at Indiana University Northwest's School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
If given via Project Safe Neighborhoods in the next few months, the funds "would facilitate the examination of public safety data in the communities to target specific neighborhoods or geographic areas where the police departments can make the most impact in addressing gun and gang-related crimes."
[Charleston, WV] City Council members approved an agreement Monday under which the city would pay the Kanawha County Assessor's Office up to $180,000 to share the county's GIS (geographic information system) data.