Add Mapping and Geographic Analysis to Recovery.gov

 

A National Dialogue — Recovery Dialogue: Information Technology Solutions, National Academy of Public Administration, Posted April 27, 2009

Mapping and Geographic Analysis capabilities would enable Recovery.gov to provide a “full picture” of stimulus spending as envisioned by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Maps supported by a Geographic Information System (GIS) would enable people to see, understand, evaluate, and give feedback on government decisions. They would show where ARRA spending is actually taking place and enable evaluation of intended outcomes of investments in local communities. This would require data about the location of investment spending as well as analysis capabilities that link stimulus funding to socio-economic and demographic data. …

Read full text of the article:  http://www.thenationaldialogue.org/ideas/add-mapping-and-geographic-analysis-to-recovery.gov

See also ESRI page:  http://www.esri.com/company/stimulus_recovery.html

Some of the capabilities we recommend are already implemented on a number of state Web sites including

·         State of Maryland StateStat

·         State of Oregon Tracking the Dollars

·         State of Washington Stimulus Reporting Map

 

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