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The Hawaii Government's version of Google Maps offers better access to public data
This new geo-platform can help make governments more effective and save taxpayers' money and money. TNS -- Cards that identify everything from the location of the shelter to the borders of ahupua are now available on-line thanks to a relationship between the State Planning Office and the Office of Enterprise Technology Services.
This geo-data portal, a kind of Hawaiian goverment edition of Google Maps, offers the general population better accessibility to information in maps. State has teamed up with Esri, a geoinformation system specialist, to deploy the new system. Headquartered in Redlands, California, Esri is the world' premier geospatial information system vendor, according to the engineering office's press brief.
Governor David Ige recently stressed the importance of it. Smartphone apps are well-known GIS samples, such as Apple Maps, Google Maps, DaBus and Waze. The Lyft and Uber also use GIS technologies to keep an eye on the position of travellers, riders and targets. Colarado published a geoportal last months. State Scoop said Michigan recently signed a deal with Esri to migrate image files to secure access to it.
ETS Office CIO Todd Nacapuy said the corporate licensing arrangement the state has reached with Esri will promote broader use of GIS and help cut costs. Key DeMello, ETS Office Sen. Communication Managers, said that the government authorities that make the most use of GIS are the Department of Land and Natural Resources and the Department of Health.
Mr. DeMello also referred to other GIS-relying agents such as the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Economy, Economic Development and Tourism and the Ministry of Hawaiian Homelands. "The geo portal provides public sector information to anyone interested in seeing or using it, even third-party developer and open source coder," he said.
Several of the site's information types comprise lan use, plots and zones, historical mapping and information on censuses. Further amenities are a geographic app that introduces the governor's residential and homeless initiative, and a Kauai hospital and pharmacy immunization record.