California City Takes on Smaller Local Governments as GIS Clients
Rancho Cucamonga’s Rancho Enterprise GIS (REGIS) division was created two years ago to bring geographic information system (GIS) data and services to smaller municipalities.
“We are not coming in as a private company trying to learn how a city functions. We already know how a city functions,” said Ingrid Bruce, Rancho Cucamonga’s GIS/special districts manager and REGIS’ client services manager.
In early 2013, the City Council approved its REGIS program, and this February it entered into a two-year, $162,000 contract with the Napa Valley town of Yountville – its first partner agency. Yountville is a town of about 3,000 population.
Galena MD has College Update Town Website, GIS
The Town of Galena partnering with Washington College's Geographic Information System laboratory to create its brand-new website, which launched July 1. Prior to that, there had been no upgrades or changes to the original site.
"The town was looking for someone to help them create a more modern website and wanted to highlight what the town has to offer," Emily Aiken, of the GIS lab, said.
Initially, the lab was placing zoning information on the site, but after seeing its current state, decided to offer its services in designing a new one.
"This is the first time we've done something as big as a town website," Aiken said.
The finished product contains new features, such as detailed zoning information for the town, an updated business directory, online bill payment, multimedia, mailing list, embedded social media, detailed event listings, a ticker displaying town updates, Galena's history and more.
Adding Data to the GPS System?
Shawnee, OK is getting an online map for citizen and city use. This from the utility director, per the local paper.
[Steve] Nelms said the city currently has over 8,000 meters and about 700 fire hydrants on the Global Positioning System, commonly known as GPS.
I'm sure he didn't say that. The first online maps are expected in December.