A new Geographic Information Systems (GIS) application for event management was tested at the first 2011 home football game in Lane Stadium on the Virginia Tech campus. This application, which allows police and emergency responders to digitally track and view security and safety activities using a web-enabled, spatial platform, was developed by Enterprise GIS and BEV staff working together under the department of Converged Technologies for Security, Safety and Resilience reporting to the Vice President for Information Technology. The map displays GIS layers for incidents, rescue squad and police resources, stadium seating location references, and interior space floor plans overlaid on top of an aerial view of the stadium and surrounding areas.
To facilitate and promote the ability for every person, organization, and community in Virginia and beyond to have the capability, at a reasonable cost, to produce and access high volume information and services in the networked world.
The FCC’s National Broadband Plan states that no matter where you live or how much money you make, every American, every school, every library, every business, every health care institution and every public safety facility needs to have access to affordable broadband services. Broadband has become the foundation of the American economy and the platform required for innovation and opportunity. It is a tool every child needs if they are to learn and compete in the global economy.
The X3D Blacksburg Collaborative will develop and curate an n-D city model of the Town of Blacksburg and its surrounds. This spatial data infrastructure will support several interactive information services including building models and terrain. Citizens, Scientists and Scholars can use these resources for many applications including planning and community and economic development.
The eCorridors program at Virginia Tech is launching a statewide effort to engage and educate the public and raise awareness about broadband availability in Virginia. In the coming months, eCorridors will be conducting targeted campaigns to collect consumer Internet service details by leveraging information volunteered from end users through this enhanced version of the eCorridors speed test application and a new web portal called Accelerate Virginia.