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TAG: NSGIC

NSGIC issues joint statement on value of GIS for COVID-19 pandemic

April 17, 2020By
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The National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) has released a joint statement on the value of GIS in the pandemic, alongside its partners the MidAmerica GIS Consortium (MAGIC), Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), and American Association of Geographers (AAG). Joint Statement on the Value of GIS in the Pandemic The spread and effects of... read more

More US states to integrate mapping into elections

November 22, 2019By
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NSGIC project moves into second phase of Geo-Enabled Elections project The National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) has been awarded $300,000 by the bipartisan Democracy Fund Voice organization for the second phase of NSGIC’s Geo-Enabled Elections project. The funding enables continuation of a national effort by state government geospatial information officers and coordinators to work with other state agencies, local... read more

States ‘less than halfway’ in implementing GIS in elections

January 30, 2019By
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United States’ election directors are interested, but “less than halfway,” in terms of implementing GIS to strengthen the nation’s electoral system The National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) has released its findings from its first survey of state election directors, seeking to determine the current status of the implementation of GIS in elections. A number of states have championed the... read more

NSGIC releases first-year report for Geo-Enabled Elections project

January 16, 2019By
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Includes first draft of best practices for implementing GIS in elections. The National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) has released the first-year report of phase one of its Geo-Enabled Elections project, highlighting the project’s accomplishments in the first 12 months. These include completing a baseline assessment of how far states have come, to date, in terms of integrating geographic information... read more

Geospatial Data Act will bring huge changes to America, and the world

November 14, 2018By
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The just-passed Geospatial Data Act (GDA) is a unifying federal geospatial policy decades in the making, and is set to change the country, and the world. read more

How geospatial data can improve US elections

July 18, 2018By
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With the mid-term elections coming ever nearer, states are turning to geographic information systems (GIS) to help manage them. Digital geographic representation of precinct boundaries within a GIS allow for transparency and ease of use for voters, candidates and electoral management, according to the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC). GIS also enables the optimal siting of polling places for both... read more