Case Study: Techie Teens Use GIS to Increase City Revenues

ArcUser July, 2008

Career Education

The city of Safford, Arizona, is putting its teenagers to work using geospatial technologies that support programs and earn the city revenue. Youth, who love all things techie, happily use GPS to capture a variety of location data—from utility pole placement to library patrons—and input it into the city's GIS. The information is used to create maps and reports for city managers and analysts, helping them with planning and even resolving asset disputes. Their civic efforts are increasing the city's coffers.