NCDIT Secretary Jim Weaver speaks at the NCGIS Conference on March 8 in Winston-Salem.

N.C. Shares GIS Expertise Nationally

The NCGIS Conference saw the N.C. Department of Information Technology’s GIS professionals show the many ways that authoritative, accurate and up-to-date geospatial data improves outcomes for those living in North Carolina.

Image: NCDIT Secretary Jim Weaver speaks at the NCGIS Conference on March 8 in Winston-Salem.

The N.C. Center for Geographic Information and Analysis team, partnering with the N.C. Geographic Information Coordinating Council and Carolina URISA, held the NCGIS Conference in Winston-Salem on March 8-10. Timely state investments in GIS technology over decades have set up North Carolina as a leader in geospatial data.

At this biennial conference, running since 1987 and one of the largest in the country, the N.C. Department of Information Technology’s GIS professionals showed the many ways that authoritative, accurate and up-to-date geospatial data improves outcomes for those living in North Carolina. Geospatial data helps state, local and federal agencies understand where residents of the state have needs.

The GICC is recognized as a national leader in collaboration and a model for states creating GIS councils. The GICC, CGIA and N.C. Government Data Analytics Center’s GIS projects are helping close the digital divide by mapping broadband access and accurately identifying 911 callers’ locations.

Topics covered at the NCGIS Conference include:

  • Improving local government service delivery for citizens
  • Coastal resiliency planning due to sea level rise
  • Indoor mapping and 3D-mapping technology
  • Unmanned aircraft systems data collection
  • Remote sensing, machine learning and feature identification
  • Internet of Things technology
  • Managing highways and rail assets