GIS Solutions, Inc., Wins Contract for City of Chicago, Department of Water Management Project

June 05, 2007 -- GIS Solutions, Inc., Springfield, IL has been awarded a contract by the City of Chicago Department of Water Management (CDWM) to complete a 5.3 million dollar data conversion project.

The CDWM manages the Chicago water distribution system. To facilitate better planning and management of this system, CDWM has determined that a GIS database and set of applications is necessary. The complete City of Chicago water system consists of approximately 4,200 miles of water main, 50,000 fire hydrants, and 50,000 valves within the 231 square mile area of the City limits. The GIS development consists of the following four major tasks:
  1. Project Planning, Management, and Coordination
  2. Water Distribution Data Conversion
  3. Quality Assurance and Quality Control
  4. Digital and Hard Copy Data delivery and integration with current data
The Chicago Department of Water Management selected GIS Solutions and partners, Avineon Inc., Electronic Knowledge Interchange (EKI), EMA, Inc. and Danielle Scarfe Consulting, to expand the GIS development program to include the complete City of Chicago water system (excluding small service connections). The data conversion consists of populating the current GIS database with water distribution data from various sources.

Established as a full service Geographic Information System (GIS) consulting firm in 1992, GIS Solutions, Inc. provides GIS products and services to federal, state, local and private sector clients, including Fortune 500 companies. GIS Solutions’ corporate headquarters is located in Springfield, Illinois with a regional office located in Chicago.

GIS Solutions is an Authorized Business Partner and Consultant with ESRI -- the recognized world leader in GIS technology. GIS Solutions programming staff maintain expertise in the customization, deployment, and use of ESRI technology and are experts in integrating applications using ESRI software with industry-standard technologies. GIS Solutions, Inc.

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