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3 Major Ways Transportation Agencies Are Using Google Solutions

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By Emily Neal When you’re responsible for managing transportation infrastructure, field personnel and vehicles, having up-to-date information about locations and status is mission critical. To optimize resource coordination, central operations must be able to pinpoint infrastructure, assets, and employees. And communication channels must be strong to keep field workers and headquarters staff on the same page. Here’s just a few ... Read More »

CAD & GIS News for Govies 12/6

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CAD News for Govies is a weekly feature on Acronym that scans thousands of industry articles to present you with a regular source of CAD and GIS news, information and ideas that impact the public sector. Here’s the latest round-up: 5 Reasons Bridges Fail Bridge collapses seem to becoming more commonplace, but why do they fail in the first place? Better Roads has ... Read More »

New eBook – Ubiquitous Tools from Google can Help Emergency Management Personnel Before, During and After a Crisis

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When you think of Google, what springs to mind? Gmail, Google Maps, and, not forgetting the engine that started it all – Google Search? We’ve been writing about the evolution of Google technology and how the public sector can benefit from it on Acronym for many years, but recently I had the opportunity to see how the many tools tie ... Read More »

CAD & GIS News for Govies 8/14

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CAD News for Govies is a weekly feature on Acronym that scans thousands of industry articles to present you with a regular source of CAD and GIS news, information and ideas that impact the public sector. Here’s the latest round-up: Training Budget Slashed? Learn How Virtual Events can Help With both federal and state and local government agencies being forced to do more ... Read More »

Top Five Reasons to Read the “Google Emergency Management Tools for Govies” eBook

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The wait is over! Google and DLT Solutions are proud to introduce Google Emergency Management for Govies – a free eBook that explores how Google’s information management and collaboration tools help emergency management teams achieve unparalleled situational awareness before, during, and after a crisis. Here are the top five reasons to read this eBook: Threats are becoming more complicated.  From mutations in ... Read More »

CAD & GIS News for Govies 7/24

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CAD News for Govies is a weekly feature on Acronym that scans thousands of industry articles to present you with a regular source of CAD and GIS news, information and ideas that impact the public sector. Here’s the latest round-up: Webinar – BIM without Buildings? Yes, It’s Possible! Transportation planners and engineers are increasingly adopting BIM to help address common needs and challenges. ... Read More »

CAD & GIS News for Govies 6/26

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CAD & GIS News for Govies 6/26 CAD News for Govies is a weekly feature on Acronym that scans thousands of industry articles to present you with a regular source of CAD and GIS news, information and ideas that impact the public sector. Here’s the latest round-up: Turning a Paper Map into a 3D Image Overlay The image overlay featured in Google Earth ... Read More »

Maine EMA Uses Google to Streamline Emergency Management Tasks Statewide on a Virtual Globe

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By Nancy Mann Jackson When a state or region experiences a major weather event such as a hurricane, blizzard or tornado, numerous agencies and organizations must work together to manage the crisis. For instance, when Hurricane Irene battered the U.S. East Coast in August 2011, thousands of workers were called into action, including fire and rescue personnel, utility workers, public health officials and workers at all levels of state and local government. Typically, each of these groups maintains its own geographical data, tracking a storm, flood or other disaster, and working in a silo to ensure its own portion of the rescue and recovery is completed. Read More »

Google Maps Engine Streamlines Emergency Management

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When you need directions to a location, where do you go to find them? If you’re like most people, you go to Google Maps. It’s the most popular mapping application in the world. Its companion application, Google Earth, has been downloaded more than 950 million times. But these familiar tools aren’t just for personal use. They’re also being used in crisis response situations, helping city and county governments to make critical information accessible to their response teams and to the public. Google Maps Engine, formerly known as Google Earth Builder, is a combination of Google Maps, Google Earth and other tools organized to help government organizations streamline emergency management processes. Read More »

Google Maps’ “Virtual Charlotte” Empowers over 700,000 North Carolina Citizens

Maintaining seamless citizen services in a city the size of Charlotte, NC, back in 2009, was quite a challenge. From garbage pickup, administering construction permits, to street maintenance, the City its staff and customer service representatives (CSRs) needed to be able to provide a comprehensive and seamless service to its 730,000+ residents. The problem was that City staff and CSRs had to navigate several applications and conduct multiple searches when responding to inquiries and status requests. Not only was this process time consuming and frustrating to citizens, these legacy solutions were intimidating to Charlotte’s staff and CSRs. Read More »

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