initially completed a situational analysis that provided the City with an
executive report outlining needs, requirements, and costs associated with GIS
implementation and integration with other business systems. In July 2007 GeoNorth immediately went to
work laying the foundation for an Enterprise GIS. This included providing system architecture
recommendations, ArcGIS Server software procurement and installation services, and
developing geodatabase designs for utility infrastructure that would
accommodate the integration with Hansen’s Asset Management System.
GeoNorth completed extensive CAD data conversion of all Sanitary and Storm water assets and populated the geodatabases. The data development phase included creating a database for street segments and intersections to support pavement management needs. GeoNorth also developed a geoprocessing data loading application to conveniently and quickly refresh 3rd party data on a regular basis.
of 2007 a comprehensive web based GIS was implemented to meet the needs of the
City and its citizens. The web solution
features an interactive web based GIS for display, query, analysis and
reporting. From this system, Public
Works staff can quickly access CCTV videos and as-built documents. Maintenance information will also be accessed
once the asset management system is fully implemented. For citizens, an intuitive report centric
solution was developed for presenting spatial and tabular data.
According to Ross Schultz, Sherwood’s City Manger, “I have known that shrinking sources of revenue and increasing human resource costs will continue to put pressure on providing the quality service our Citizens demand. Sherwood’s strategy has been to address this issue with the planned infusion of technology so that we may keep our productivity at its highest level. GeoNorth has done an excellent job of helping us with that goal. Implementing GIS technology will allow Sherwood citizens direct access to City data and eliminate the need for staff involvement.”
short time the system has been in place it has already saved employees time
accessing information and improved decision making. Having information integrated and presented
in a map context makes it easier to locate and understand. Staff are quickly realizing how quickly
additional information can be integrated.
Current efforts are underway to incorporate licensed business locations
and the City’s fiber optic network infrastructure.
this project GeoNorth took a pragmatic approach which delivered immediate
results and an extensible forward looking solution. Paul Ortiz, Public Works GIS Analyst states,
“GeoNorth has proved to be an excellent resource for the City of
Founded in 1994 with offices in
GeoNorth LLC is a full-service software
solution provider dedicated to helping our clients become more efficient and
effective through practical and innovative uses of Internet, GIS, and database
technologies. GeoNorth specializes in
planning and developing Integrated Enterprise GIS and data management solutions
for the government, oil and gas, natural resource and utility industries.
For more information, please contact us at 877-827-0827 ext. 232 or visit http://www.geonorth.com.