Applied Geographics Developing Innovative Website for the County of Albemarle, Virginia
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Applied Geographics Developing Innovative Website for the County of Albemarle, Virginia

BOSTON – October 21, 2005 – The County of Albemarle, Virginia has hired Applied Geographics, Inc. to develop a Web-enabled enterprise GIS to facilitate the efficient access and distribution of GIS data to an ever expanding user base. Web access to geographic and tabular information from a single centralized location will enable internal (staff) and external (public) customers to independently display and query GIS information from their desktop computers using a standard Internet browser. The application provides an extensive array of data query, information retrieval and GIS capabilities, including reporting, map rendering, map markup and sharing and basic geoprocessing.

“Albemarle County was presented with several map-centric GIS web applications from other consultants, but with AppGeo, we received a much more workflow-oriented approach that combined the wealth of County tabular information (real estate, development tracking, etc.) along with the mapping that should greatly improve the user experience for our customers,” said Tex Weaver, Manager, Office of Geographic Data Services, Albemarle County.

Using its .NET connector components for ESRI® ArcIMS, AppGeo was able to build the application quickly and robustly. One of the advantages of the AppGeo approach is capability of the County’s Information Technology staff to enhance the application themselves.

“Much of the site’s data query capability is enabled through web pages that are dynamically generated using user configurable settings. This means that Albemarle staff is able to quickly enhance and extend the site functionality without having to write application code. Non- programming staff can readily implement new capabilities”, said Rich Grady, President of Applied Geographics, Inc. (AppGeo). “We were pleased to see that within just a few days the County was able to significantly extend the site functionality.”

About Applied Geographics, Inc.

Applied Geographics, Inc. (AppGeo) has been providing high quality GIS services and innovative solutions to government and private sector clients since 1991. AppGeo specializes in the design and installation of Web-based interactive mapping and enterprise-wide information systems that are tailored to client workflow processes and requirements. AppGeo is an award-winning ESRI Business Partner. AppGeo services are available through a variety of state blanket contracts and nationwide through its GSA IT Schedule.

AppGeo Contact Information

Press Release Contact:
Thomas Harrington, Jr.
Director of Marketing
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AppGeo Corporate Contact:
Rich Grady
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Tel: 617-259-1710 •
Fax: 617-259-1688 •

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