Arkansas – The GIS State

When it comes to GIS – Arkansas is getting it right.  I just got home from spending the past few days in Arkansas as a guest of the Arkansas GIS Users Forum. I was there to teach a four-hour Geospatial Law class, and present the Keynote Address at lunch the following day.  Here is what I learned: Cooperation: The Arkansas GIS community works together to support each other. They share their geospatial data, expertise, and enthusiasm.  I heard many examples of government organizations and commercial enterprises working together. I talked with a lot of people while I was there and everyone I asked said, ‘that is the way it is done in Arkansas.’  Allow me to paraphrase the most common theme I encountered, “This is a small state.  We know each other, and our limited budgets necessitate working together.” From my experience, that isn’t always the case in other states. The Read More …

GeoVelo: Big in China

Not really.  Let me explain.  Like I have noted in the past, the www.GeoVelo.org website has been mostly dormant since its inception. However, a few weeks ago I committed to making a sustained effort to communicate with our clients via this website and the GeoVelo Facebook page. Conventional wisdom says I am supposed to use lots of key words like GIS, HIPAA, Business Intelligence, Tableau, Hospital Patient Data, and Analytics. Did the prior sentence come across like the crass exploitation of a hard working SEO algorithm that it was meant as?  I hope so. Anyway, you my eleven dear readers are in for a show. Because I intend to really stick with this effort (I made him a promise) and these stream of consciousness posts are likely to reveal far more about me than I would otherwise be inclined to share. The Internet is forever. Now, on to this China* business. As Read More …

Mizzou Law Veteran’s Clinic Map

If you live in Missouri, and you would like the world’s most patriotic map, then feel free to download this one.  The Mizzou Law Veterans Clinic uses this map to record the location of the veterans they serve.  You are now free to download a copy. You might download it to a thumbdrive, and take it the nearest FedEx/Kinkos (or similar place) and they can print it for you for a little bit of money.  I suggest you laminate it.  Then, put it on a whiteboard and use these magnets to track your, or your favorite veteran’s deployments. The link takes you to a 2.5 meg file.  The original is 54 megs.  That is too large to upload here.  But, if you want a copy of the big map please let me know at Chris.Dunn@GeoVelo.org.                           DISCLAIMER:  Obviously, neither the Read More …