Ohio County Invests $310,000 on 911 Mapping and other Government GIS News

The Columbiana County [OH] 911 system should know the exact location of every call by the end of the year following action taken this week by county commissioners.

Commissioners acted on the recommendation of the county 911 committee and hired Digital Data Technologies Inc. for $310,000 to provide geographic information system (GIS) mapping services. GIS is a much more sophisticated operating mapping system that will add greater detail and accuracy to the 911 map.

The county got a state grant for half the funds and the county engineering and assessors offices are funding the rest in exchange for access to the GIS data.

- Salem News

An interactive online map now depicts the location of accessible parking spaces in downtown Clayton [Missouri] thanks to the work of several students.

Clayton High School
 graduates Noah Eby and Shuyang Li, then members of the Mayor's Youth Advisory Council (MYAC), led the project. The council is a partnership between the School District of Clayton and the city intended to educate students about civic affairs.

The data was collected over a weekend.

- Clayton -  Richmond Hieghts Patch

Matthew Arvay, the CIO of the city of Evansville and Vanderburgh County, Ind., was tapped to serve in the same role for Virginia Beach, Va., according to a recent announcement from Virginia Beach City Manager James Spore. Arvay will begin his new position Sept. 1.

Arvay has served in his current position with Evansville and Vanderburgh County since 2004 and previously served as the executive director of GIS there.

And yes, the Indiana team did win an Esri SIG award.

- GovTech

Published Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Written by Adena Schutzberg

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