GIS News Blog

Remembering our friend Keisuke Nozaki

We regret to inform you our friend and colleague Keisuke Nozaki passed away after a courageous battle with cancer.

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Cook County, Ill., officials hope 'Everyone Counts' map will close gaps in access to services

Officials in Cook County, Illinois, on Monday released an interactive map based on five years’ worth of socioeconomic data that they hope will aid in their efforts to achieve equity in access to local resources.

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GIS Enables Collaborative Infrastructure Investments in Normal, Illinois

From the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), an unprecedented amount of federal funding is flowing down to municipalities in the US to bolster critical infrastructure. The available money is a dream come true for local leaders with a long wish list of overdue infrastructure projects. However, it is also a challenge for those responsible for planning, prioritizing, executing, and managing a multitude of complex projects simultaneously. In seeking to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime influx of federal dollars, local government leaders need data and digital tools to target equitable, place-based infrastructure investments and optimize the use of public resources.

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ILGISA Annouonces Partnership with the Illinois Professional Emergency Management Association (IPEMA)

ILGISA is happy to announce a partnership with the Illinois Professional Emergency Management Association (IPEMA). IPEMA is a new association that will be serving the State of Illinois and the Illinois emergency management community.

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Taylor Geospatial Institute Receives $1 Million NSF Grant to Create Regional AI Learning System

ST. LOUIS – A $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation will create the Taylor Geospatial Institute Regional AI Learning System. Launched in April 2022 and led by Saint Louis University, the Taylor Geospatial Institute brings together eight Midwestern universities and research centers to harness innovation in geospatial science.

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Batavia Officials Discuss Redistricting in the City Ahead of Nov. 8 Election

Batavia now encompasses three U.S. House of Representatives districts as part of multiple redistricting changes resulting from the 2020 Census. Information on representation changes was presented by Batavia Geographic Information Systems analyst Michael Kamin at the Oct. 25 Committee of the Whole meeting.

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