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.