Using GIS to Map Government Spending of Tax Dollars in Augusta, GA
Track: Smart Communities
Authors: Michele Pearman, Evelyn Chanti
Do you know how your tax dollars are being spent? Augusta, Georgia undertook an initiative to provide transparency of government spending by developing a website that clearly communicates to Citizens, in real time, information on capital improvements around the City. Citizens can access budgets, timelines for completion, maps and GIS data of project areas, and photographs of the work in progress. This initiative required considerable innovation as an off the shelf solution did not exist.