GeoAnalyticsS® Assists the City of Chicago Develop Second Generation Mobile Tracking Asset System
MADISON, WI – February 3, 2006 – GeoAnalytics®, Inc., a leading provider of geographic and land information systems (GIS/LIS) technology and management consulting, has assisted the City of Chicago implement a second generation, enterprise mobile asset tracking system (CMAT). This system, based on Oracle® DBMS, Java, HTML, and ESRI® ArcIMS technologies, provides City streets and sanitation, fleet management, transportation, water management, and revenue departments with the ability to spatially monitor and report on the current and historic positions of City vehicles, cell phones, and other mobile assets.
Working in concert with the City’s Department of Business & Information Services (BIS), GeoAnalytics has enhanced the existing CMAT system to accept data feeds from multiple AVL providers and now track over 1200 City mobile assets. Data feeds are currently supported for GPS-enabled vehicles and cell phones. This allows a wide range of mobile assets to be monitored in real-time using a single, web-based, City-administered user interface. “GeoAnalytics has helped us establish an internal GPS tracking application that is AVL vendor agnostic and flexible enough to meet the diverse needs of our departments,” states Molly Mangan, Deputy CIO at the City of Chicago. “CMAT is a critical tool in our initiative to improve the efficiency of field-based operations.”
The CMAT solution also provides significant value from an enterprise IS and GIS perspective since it leverages existing City technology infrastructure investments. A prime example of this involves recent integration of the CMAT system with the City’s 311 system. This integration provides CMAT users the ability to view the location of 311 service calls in relation to City service vehicle locations. Finally, GeoAnalytics has also assisted the City develop an enterprise archive data management system that records, stores and plays back historical mobile asset information. Staff can now generate historical asset activity reports that show vehicle locations over time in a map format along with related non-map information. The City of Chicago has been a GeoAnalytics client since 2001.
About GeoAnalytics, Inc.
GeoAnalytics (www.geoanalytics.com), The Leader in GIS Consulting, specializes in the planning, design, and implementation of custom, enterprise-class information systems. Providing high quality, leading edge technical and management consulting services to clients in both the public and private sectors, GeoAnalytics offers unique capabilities and expertise in Land Records, Transportation, Domestic Security, Performance Management, Systems Integration, and Health and Environmental Management. Founded in 1995, GeoAnalytics is headquartered in Madison, WI and has team members located in Chicago, IL, Austin, TX, Charlotte, NC, and Milwaukee, WI.
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