The Mapping Technology Reshaping Public Policy

States and localities are moving beyond traditional uses of geographic information systems, also known as GIS, and into a wide array of smart, dynamic uses of the burgeoning technology. In Cincinatti, city analysts examined fire department and EMS call data to optimize emergency vehicle allocation. And in Oakland County, Michigan, officials are using GIS mapping to present complex data around treatment centers and drug disposal areas in an accessible way for all parties involved.

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