Mapping

A City Seeks Digital Maps of Its Public Building Interiors

As original blueprints are no longer accurate, Aurora, Illinois, wants indoor, "digital twin" imaging to update records and increase public safety.

Visualizing Vulnerability: County Maps Show Areas of Greatest Need

To study equity differences at systemic and place-based levels, Fairfax County put census data on color-coded maps so that officials can quickly see areas of greatest need.

Sensing Disaster: Using Tech to Improve Preparedness in New York City

COMMENTARY | Increased adoption of GIS technologies can help New York predict and prepare for future emergencies.

What’s in a Map? Three Ways Local Governments Can Leverage Location Intelligence to Improve Cities

COMMENTARY | Mapping technology presents an opportunity to manage municipal governments with increased precision and accuracy.

Camp Fire’s Dispersed Survivors Plot Their New Homes on a Map

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Political turmoil continues in Virginia … Hawaii’s mainland prison inmates … and email scammers using Fla. mayor’s name.

Explore Route Fifty’s 2018 Newsmap

From Akron, Ohio, to Yavapai County, Arizona, and countless other places, navigate the year in state and local government news from around the nation.

The Geography of Street Resurfacing in Chicago

As Rahm Emanuel prepares to leave City Hall next year, this map helps cement his transportation legacy in the nation’s third-largest city.

3 GIS Policy Trends to Consider

Steering committees, distributed models and named user licensing are catching on.

Cloud-Based Mapping Could Play a Bigger Role in Disaster Response This Hurricane Season

Localities are using maps to visualize hazards, process damage imagery and crowdsource flood information.

A Maryland County Uses Interactive Maps to Design Bicycle Master Plan

COMMENTARY | Montgomery County's maps are expected to guide recommendations to improve cycling in the area. Planners evaluated 3,500 miles of roads and reached out to a diverse group of residents for input.

Exploring Pittsburgh’s War Monuments and Memorials Inventory

The city's guide currently includes 120 locations and is still a work in progress.

Why We Need a National Infrastructure Map

Setting priorities is hindered by the lack of systematic information available on the nation’s inventory of infrastructure assets, their location and condition.

Google Maps Unveils Tool to Locate Drug Disposal Sites

The company hopes it will play a part in reducing opioid use.

Lawmakers Push for Program to Improve Urban Flood Hazard Maps

Bipartisan legislation would create a four-year pilot project within the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

14 Gigabit Projects in 5 Cities Get Mozilla Money

The winning initiatives leverage high-speed internet along with everything from virtual reality to GIS to better local education and workforce opportunities.

Highlighting Every Census Tract, One by One in Numerical Order

Exploring U.S. geography through a jigsaw puzzle of community snapshots.

Major Evacuations Ordered as ‘Strongest Storm of the Season’ Approaches California

Heavy rain is expected to fall on areas burned by recent wildfires, increasing the risk for deadly mudslides and destructive debris flows.

Colorado Uses Laser Measurement to Safely Inventory Road Signs

Keeping track of a state transportation department’s infrastructure, including where it’s located, has never been easier.