Track 2: GIS Technologies and Trends

GIS To Go For Less

September 13th, 2011

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

tricot

Tom Tricot

PhD, GISP

GIS Manager

City of High Point, NC

Vogul

James Vogl

Geographic Information Services Division

City of High Point, NC

There is a demand for our mobile computing environment to include real-time interactions with enterprise data. Field workers must have the ability to view and edit existing data. Management needs the ability to make decisions based upon immediate service needs. In the face of current budgetary and personnel constraints, City of High Point (NC) Geographic Information Services is using an unconventional approach to provide these services by utilizing existing technologies and in-house personnel. Items such as smart phones, laptops, GPS units, .NET web-services, and Flash technologies are being pulled together to connect what is happening in the field to supervisors in the office. Customer Service and Public Safety personnel are already benefiting from this approach and helping to provide the platform for future development.

Attendees will learn about:

  • Integrating location of field personnel into web-mapping applications
  • Using GIS to unite existing enterprise technologies
  • Empowering management with GIS, even during times of budgetary constraints