New York State Recognized for Leading Geographic Information Systems Critical for Planning, Emergency Response, and Environmental Protection

Posted to Applied Web NY on Wed, 02/05/2020 - 17:49

The state Office of Information Technology (ITS) announced today that New York's geographic information systems (GIS) were ranked at the top in the nation during the National States Geographic Information Council's first-ever assessment of such datasets and programs. Published on a clearinghouse overseen by ITS, these datasets are used for urban planning, disaster mitigation, environmental protection, and census mapping, among a range of other applications. Publicly available GIS dataset resources such as property parcels are known to have a demonstrated positive impact on the economic competitiveness of a state or region.

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