March 8, 2010, 5am PST
Dr. Marc Schlossberg of the University of Oregon developed a series of tools for mobile GIS devices, and set community members loose to use the technology to collect data about their streets and improve their neighborhood livability.
Dr. Marc Schlossberg
February 19, 2010, 5am PST
Columnist Jeanne Haffner goes hands-on to learn how graphic representation is used in the day-to-day work of planning.
Next American City
February 4, 2010, 6am PST
Allison Arieff takes a look at some of the ways GIS and other data-visualization technologies can help to address urban problems.
NYTimes: Opinionator Blog
December 29, 2009, 1pm PST
GIS maps are being used to identify where communities need services -- and whether some communities are victims of municipal discrimination.
September 18, 2009, 9am PDT
A profile of James Mallory, GISP, whose job in the Oklahoma County assessor's office sometimes involves using GIS to locate historic trails and treasure.
The Journal Record (OK)
August 15, 2009, 5am PDT
MIT researcher Jeffrey Warren has just released the latest version of Cartagen, a software platform for interactive mapping. Julia Galef takes a look.
Metropolis Magazine
July 30, 2009, 9am PDT
Planning technology expert Charles A. Donley reviews a new piece of software that combines the worlds of Computer-Aided Design and Geographic Information Systems to help site planners visualize and analyze their plans.
Charles A. Donley, AICP
Blog post
January 18, 2009, 7am PST

On Friday, in the first week of my second semester of planning graduate school, we did the hokey-pokey. We put our right foot in, put our right foot out, put our right foot in, and then we shook it all about. We turned ourselves around. That was what it was all about.

The demonstration was all about pointing out common ground and how people were rooted in order to approach problem solving and conflict resolution. It sounds a little squishy, I know. But it got the point across, and more important, it introduced the dance to one international student who had never heard of the hokey-pokey.

Jeffrey Barg
December 16, 2008, 12pm PST
By mapping rat infestations, New York City's health inspectors have found a whole new way to beat back the rodents.
December 15, 2008, 6am PST
The State of Maryland has created a new internet-based mapping system, which it hopes will help target conservation funds.
GIS News
June 30, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Cops in Toronto catch a criminal through GIS plotting, and reporter Sara Barbour takes us on a tour of other unusual new applications of GIS.</p>
Blog post
August 8, 2005, 3pm PDT
So if both Microsoft and ESRI are concerned about the Google's move into mapping with the impressive Google Earth, then perhaps a Microsoft-ESRI combination would be the way to fight back. Wow. That's a big rumor.
Chris Steins