The winning initiatives leverage high-speed internet along with everything from virtual reality to GIS to better local education and workforce opportunities.
Exploring U.S. geography through a jigsaw puzzle of community snapshots.
Heavy rain is expected to fall on areas burned by recent wildfires, increasing the risk for deadly mudslides and destructive debris flows.
Keeping track of a state transportation department’s infrastructure, including where it’s located, has never been easier.
Apps like Waze, Google Maps, and Apple Maps may make traffic conditions worse in some areas, new research suggests.
Digitizing curbs is “something that has benefit today, benefit in the future, and doesn’t require so much investment from cities that they can’t do it today.”
The waiting game continues at the Rattlesnake Hills where the ground recently “changed its behavior.”
With heavy rain predicted in some areas, this U.S. Geological Survey tool shows where the hazards of highest concern are located.
Before citizens can help the city keep fire hydrants and catch basins clear of snow, they first need to know where they’re located.
We have a big country to cover. Take a look at what we wrote about this past year via our interactive map.
There’s a Jan. 15 deadline for localities to update their residential address lists for the U.S. Census Bureau.
As opioid overdoses spiral, first responders and public health agencies are adopting a smartphone application that tracks both deaths and rescues as they happen.
Local officials across the West should pay attention to what happened to one devastated neighborhood in Santa Rosa, California.
A growing number of cities are looking to do more with transportation data analytics before disasters strike.
Increasingly sophisticated mapping platforms have made redistricting easier—but data could also be the key to untangling the problem.
A massive influx of visitors to places along the “path of totality” is a public safety challenge and operational challenge.
"Open data has a tremendous ability to break down barriers and empower communities,” according to Mayor Andy Berke.
The threat of more frequent and more intense natural disasters linked to climate change is forcing cities and states to change the way they prepare for, and recover from, events like tornadoes, forest fires, floods and hurricanes.
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