California Chief Information Officer Teri Takai announced recently the members of the Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) Task Force. Governor Schwarzenegger recently called for the creation of a task force to develop a statewide strategy to enhance the technology for environmental protection, natural resource management, traffic flow, emergency preparedness and response, land use planning and health and human services. GIS allows users to navigate mapping resources, layered with data in an environment where they can visualize scenarios in unlimited new ways. The Governor recognizes the value of GIS to better serve the people and give policy makers and the public enhanced decision-making tools.
For more information on how this new task force is focused on leveraging GIS to improve government services as well as better protect Californians, please read the full article here.
Melissa Lawrence, Rutgers Student Intern, VERTICES, LLC