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Jeff Timm

New Team Member at OCIO

The Office of the CIO welcomes Jeff Timm to support state agency and GIS Council initiatives.

Adam & Elizabeth

Nebraska K-12 GIS Education Initiative

The Nebraska Department of Education and the Office of the CIO recently partnered to bring free GIS software and online mapping service through a statewide educational enterprise license agreement (ELA) with Esri. More than 90 teachers participated in summer workshops to learn about GIS and how to incorporate it into the classroom.

NITC GIS Council Standards Review Image

Draft Standards Available for Comment

Standards are available for review for Elevation Acquisition using LiDAR, Imagery, Street Centerline, Address, and Metadata standards.

Esri Award

Nebraska Senator Watermeier

Nebraska Senator Aims to Break Down Siloes, Open Up Data

While cognizant of many national technology issues, such as drones and security, Nebraska Sen. Dan Watermeier believes the Cornhusker State needs to concentrate on the basics, like GIS data collection and information-sharing.


Esri Award
New Faces to GIS Council 2013


GIS Day 2012 Display

GIS Day 2012 Display

Several GIS Council member's work was on display at the GIS Day Display held at the Nebraska State Office Building from October 24-31.

Photo by Ron Reiring, uploaded by X-Weinzar, Creative Commons Attribution Generic license
Photo courtesy of Omaha Douglas County GIS Department
Paul Yamamoto

Paul Yamamoto Remembered by the GIS Community

Paul Yamamoto, Dept. of Environmental Quality, passed away from a battle with cancer. He was a long standing member of the NITC GIS Council, friend, supporter, and advocate of GIS for Nebraska.

Tri-County UASI and the Nebraska State Patrol received a Special Achievement in GIS Award at teh Esri's 2012 International Users Conference.

Tri-County UASI and the Nebraska State Patrol received a Special Achievement in GIS Award at ESRI's 2012 conference. This award was given to both organizations for their ability to work together and share resources in the GIS environment. When Tri-County and the Nebraska Information Analysis Center (NIAC) both purchased separate ESRI GIS systems, building hours were given to both organization to be used towards a web map.