Outdated Maps Mean New GIS for East Hampton and other Government GIS News

The East Hampton Village (NY) Police Chief Jerry Larson lobbied village trustees on Thursday morning for $55,000 over three years to improve the system.points to outdated maps as a threat to public safety, Updates to the 911 system must go through the county and updates from 2006 have still not been made. So, the Village will buy a new GIS.

His [Larson's] department wants to purchase a new Geographic Information Systems mapping system from ESRI, a firm that is the largest designer of public safety mapping systems.

- East Hampton Patch

The Athens City Council (Alabama) is working out its redistricting. Nothing new there. What it? The title of the GIS person: "GIS Engineer Micah Cochran,..."

- News-Courier

South Australia now has statewide online fire planning maps. They are used by fire staff for planning and to let the public know about prescribed burns. They are far better than old paper maps says Department of Environment acting senior fire management officer Tina Besednjak.

The old paper map wasn't interactive, you couldn't zoom in and it wasn't really put on the website. Now we can put it out there and people can jump online anytime.

Published Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Written by Adena Schutzberg

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