Monthly Archives: March 2013

My District Data

One of NSGIC’s goals is to promote geospatial information integration to help inform public and private decision-makers.   A similar goal is met by a new web-based tool called MyDistrictData, created by Citi Community Development and PolicyMap.  MyDistrictData offers users the ability to create reports on economic, employment, financial, educational, and housing conditions in their district.  The hope is that access to these data will equip decision makers to make more informed recommendations as they consider their constituents.  While much of the data is collected and presented at the state level, MyDistrictData produces reports at the congressional district level to show clear variation between districts.  Currently, only reports on workforce and jobs are available.  By June, other reports (Money & Savings, Education, and Housing) will be available.  All data is free, public, and encouraged to be disseminated.

Stu Davis Named to Top 25 List of Doers, Dreamers and Drivers

Stu Davis is currently serving as the CIO for the State of Ohio, but NSGIC members know him better as a Past-President of NSGIC and the former GIS Coordinator for the State of Ohio.  He was recently named by Government Technology Magazine as one of the top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers in Public-Sector Innovation.  Follow this link to see the complete list and read what they have to say about Stu – http://www.govtech.com/top-25/

Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA) Cloud Services Contract Used

The All Points Blog at Directions Magazine published an article on March 7th indicating that Hawaii has used the WSCA Cloud Services Contract. You can read more at: http://apb.directionsmag.com/entry/hawaii-uses-wcsa-for-cloud-contract-with-dewberry/314956