July 21, 2008 -- Smart Data Strategies, Inc., a leading provider of GIS software products and services for local, state, and federal government agencies, announces the official launch of the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) web-based Outdoor Advertising System. The system, which is hosted at Smart Data Strategies Franklin, TN facility, provides MDOT with web-based access for permit management, reporting, document imaging, and integration with Google Maps. The system also includes executive and management dashboard views for monitoring and reporting where permits are in the process.
To meet specific MDOT workflow needs, Smart Data Strategies configured its commercial-off-the-shelf software suite, DREAMaps™. The project also included scanning and organizing 78,000 documents and inventorying 8000 signs from across the state.
The MDOT Maintenance Division oversees the Outdoor Advertising Program statewide, which includes six district offices. Smart Data Strategies is thrilled that MDOT recognized DREAMaps™ as the best solution for their outdoor advertising needs. DREAMaps, a web-based, GIS enabled suite built on ESRI technology, has been implemented in multiple State Departments of Transportation across the nation, including Nevada, Illinois, and Washington.
“Smart Data Strategies has delivered more than a new software program. MDOT’s ODA processes will greatly improve as a direct result of the new state of the art system. The enhancements to our program’s performance and consistency will save MDOT a great deal of time and money every year. And, the external benefits are just as important. Improved public access to ODA information will help us maintain a positive public partnership.” – Mark McConnell, MDOT Assistant State Maintenance Engineer.
About Smart Data Strategies
Founded in 1989, Smart Data Strategies, Inc. provides a variety of GIS software and services focused on Real Property Intelligence™ and its use by an assortment of clients, including local, state, and federal government agencies, as well as private industries utilizing GIS. Services include DREAMaps™ land records management software which is currently being used to manage nearly seven million parcels across the United States, parcel conversion, geodatabase design and implementation, GIS/CAMA integration, database normalization, CAD-to-GIS conversion, systems integration, inventory management, ROW management, e-commerce data brokerage and distribution, training, toll-free support, and GIS data conversion services. Visit www.sds-inc.com for more information about Smart Data Strategies products and services.