June 29, 2011 -- The City of Southfield, MI teamed with Geographic Information Services, Inc. (GISi), an ESRI Platinum Business Partner, to develop a public accessible Internet Mapping application ( http://maps.cityofsouthfield.com). This Internet Mapping portal provides a wealth of geospatial information to its residential and business community, supporting public service delivery 24/7. The City and GISi migrated its current WebADF application to the ArcGIS Server 10 platform using Microsoft Silverlight™ version 4. Resources like the City’s Internet Mapping Portal reflect the type of investments Southfield is making to ensure a vibrant business climate exists. This site helps promote the growth of existing business and attract new investments into the city while providing vital information to its citizens. Residents and nonresidents alike are able to view property ownership, zoning, voting districts, refuse and recycling information and many more commonly used data layers.
“The site is hosted on the Amazon EC2 Cloud which provides a secure and flexible environment and the public with on-demand access to timely, relevant, and accurate information.” Brent Johnson Technical Architect at GISi.
“The City of Southfield has leveraged its investment in ArcGIS Server technologies by responding to the needs of its citizens, business and community leaders with the implementation of the mapping application.” Sally Price GIS Coordinator at the City of Southfield.
About the City of Southfield, MI: The City is a municipal government, incorporated in 1958, with an approximate population of 78,000. It is located in the Detroit Metropolitan region in Oakland County, MI.
About GISi: GISi is an award-winning GIS professional services firm headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., with offices located throughout the United States. GISi has a history of delivering customer driven solutions to federal, state and local governments, and private entities.