Susan Smith has worked as an editor and writer in the technology industry for over 16 years. As an editor she has been responsible for the launch of a number of technology trade publications, both in print and online. Currently, Susan is the Editor of GISCafe and AECCafe, as well as those sites’ … More »
GIS Day Celebration in McAllen, TX
November 20th, 2009 by Susan Smith
The city of McAllen, TX is hosting their own GIS Day celebration today, to demonstrate to citizens its new GIS approach to managing city government departments.
The city has gone from a paper-based system where permitting fees were not collected correctly to a full GIS with Accela GIS and Accela Wireless with ESRI ArcGIS Server Mobile ADF. The implementation is not limited to just one department however, as health, code enforcement, public works, building, utilities and water all use the GIS. Currently eight departments utilize the GIS, and lead programmer analyst Jose Pena said that many more are interested in coming on board.
At the event, speakers include UPS, Accela, the National Weather Service, Border Patrol, ESRI and the U.S. Census Bureau.