Last week, I shared our work at Esri adding generative AI to ArcGIS. Over the past year, I’ve been leading a new ArcGIS Hub AI Assistant in close collaboration with the city of Washington, DC to support easy access and understanding of open data about the city. This work builds from my talk at the […]
Esri recently hosted our annual Federal GIS conference. Experts from across National, Regional, and Local governments attend to learn and share their work using spatial analysis to evaluate and implement effective policies. This was our largest ever conference, a welcome reconnection with people after a few years of the pandemic. The conference kicks off with […]
In October 2022, Nick Sementelli shared a concept that he and Alex Baca had conceived for experimenting with city council committees. This was a follow-on from our previous project for exploring neighborhood representatives and their stances on various policies. We developed a “Fantasy Council” game. Anyone can design their own Committees, choosing a Chair, members […]
Interested in knowing who you can vote for in DC’s upcoming election? Check out the new GGWash election visualization and how it was built.
“Unruly Nature” Roads are particular engineering feat that deeply affect our regular lives yet pass by largely unnoticed. So effectively designed and implemented, we typically only notice them through relative minor, but annoying, failures such as potholes or flooding. Periodically, a major catastrophe reminds us the nature and importance of these infrastructure components and the […]
In 2007 at the beginning of the popular emergence of local maps and amidst a changing journalism industry, an innovative platform was launched that provided a uniquely local and up to date view of cities. Everyblock, a news feed for your neighborhood, was built as an open-source platform that used government open data feeds to […]