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Oklahoma Unveils a New Online Map Portal

There’s a lot to explore within the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s new online map portal. From navigating bridge data to checking out upcoming construction projects and viewing a map of every railroad crossing in the state, the department is increasing…

Material May Offer Cheaper Alternative to Smart Windows

January 25, 2016 - in Buildings, Corporate, Design/Engineering

If you've ever blown up a balloon or pulled at a pair of pantyhose, you may have noticed that the more the material stretches, the more transparent it…

Carbonn Reporting Platform Adopted for Local Climate Action and Resilience

September 10, 2014 - in Planning, Projects

The Resilient Communities for America (RC4A) Campaign today announced the Carbonn Cities Climate Registry (cCCR) as the Campaign’s official reporting…

Advocating for Transparency in New York City’s Planning Process

July 2, 2014 - in Lifecycle, Modeling, Planning, Projects

The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) has put together a detailed report and map interface called "The Accidental Skyline" to try and demystify the planning process, and to reduce the impacts that very tall buildings will have on Central Park. Since…

Portland Transit Defines Data Access

June 22, 2014 - in Transportation

Days before TriMet hosts its first open-source "data hackathon," nine new mobile tools to help rider riders navigate Oregon's largest public transit system have popped up in the agency's App Center. Even amid budget and ridership troubles in recent years,…

WRRDA Signed Into Law, Streamlining Water Infrastructure Construction

June 12, 2014 - in Construction, Projects, Water

President Obama signed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA) into law late yesterday, providing $12.3 billion in water infrastructure improvements and streamlining the environmental review and permitting process. The wait times for…

N.C. Eyes Cloud for Linking Statewide Property Data Systems

March 30, 2014 - in Maintenance

North Carolina is exploring ways to use cloud-based software tools to pull property data from disconnected systems into standard data sets that can be harnessed for a range of purposes, including taxation, emergency management and environmental protection.…

Esri Encourages GIS Community to Join CodeAcross 2014

February 19, 2014 - in Uncategorized

Esri is a proud sponsor of Code for America's third annual CodeAcross, which will be held February 21–23. This year's theme, Beyond Transparency, focuses on making open data actionable. Esri is calling on volunteers domestic and international to share their…

Harvesting Transparency with Location Intelligence

January 12, 2014 - in Column

Today government agencies at all levels are challenged with severe resource limitation, yet they are required to foster the quality of service they offer to their respective communities. The global financial crisis made it even more difficult for state and…

Europe Gets a New Data Viewer for Urban Waste Water Treatment

October 21, 2013 - in Projects, Sensors, Water

Treatment of urban wastewater is crucial for protecting the natural environment against pollution. A new data viewer from the European Environment Agency (EEA) allows users to access data on urban wastewater and  treatment plants. The new data viewer, part…