GIStreamlined ... The Essence of Place

February 23, 2014

Today, cities are growing beyond their physical limits and resource capacities. This sprawling growth encroaches on prime agricultural land and creates severe socioeconomic and environmental problems.

 

To combat these problems, smart cities are using geospatial technolo...

January 14, 2014

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 local govern...

September 30, 2013

 

Corporations and governments alike are in constant search of ways to better understand and engage their customers and citizens. Often employing the use of demographics and prior purchase behavior data, they aim to develop a realistic 360 degree view of their target au...

July 9, 2013

 

GIS has been used in various corporate and government projects serving many industries and communities. Throughout its evolution, GIS has become a powerful analytical and visualization tool that impacts business decisions, growth strategy, and company general directio...

May 31, 2013

 

Infrastructure development projects are critical in the advancement of local communities’ economic development agenda. They reenergize the local and regional economy and create opportunities for new jobs and sustainable economic growth. Both location intelligence and...

April 10, 2013

In previous posts on Engage Gov Today I shared how today’s advanced location intelligence solutions can help with the planning phase of development, which is the first of four phases, which includes: planning, designing, building and management. I also discussed how lo...

October 17, 2012

In my last post on EngageGovToday, I discussed why location intelligence is so crucial in the planning phase of development.

Currently, the entire lifecycle for new development can take 8-10 years from planning to design to building to managing. By embracing location in...

September 13, 2012

During the recent Democratic and Republican conventions, both candidates focused much of their discourse on the nation’s economy and what needs to be done to fix it. At a local level, cities and states are vying for the best businesses to take root and boost their loca...

July 10, 2012

You know the saying in the real estate industry, “when it comes to buying a house, the three most important factors are location, location, location?”  The same thing can be said when it comes to business analytics. Location is key to providing added value and insight...

March 13, 2011

Planners and policy makers must constantly make decisions in the face of uncertainty and ever-changing environmental and socioeconomic realities. Though they must heed the words of elected officials, planners must also listen closely to the citizens they serve. This de...

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