Geographic Information Systems Services
Interwest offers installation and configuration services to get your agency started using Portal for ArcGIS. Learn more about our flexible kick start options here.
Contract GIS staffing services to carry out important basic GIS functions such as GIS data management, map/data creation, & spatial analysis. As your GIS needs mature and expectations of functionality & services increase, GIS skill sets can be matched to accomplish important complex tasks.
ArcGIS Online implementation services to help you take advantage of Esri’s online mapping platform. We will help you build an organization to meet the unique needs of your agency. We extend your existing GIS data into a web enabled system that will increase the accessibility to your agency’s GIS investment.
Interwest offers contract GIS staffing services to carry out important basic GIS functions such as GIS data management, map/data creation, and spatial analysis. As your GIS needs mature and expectations of functionality and services increase, GIS skill sets can be matched to accomplish important complex tasks.
Getting real-time spatial information into the hands of agency decision makers is an important objective of GIS efforts. The challenge is to create a web based tool or "GIS portal" for the entire organization. One that is sufficiently easy to use by all levels of staff yet offers adequate functionality and data integration.
Interwest offers GIS project management services for specific larger projects such as CAD data conversions, GIS data integration with enterprise business systems, GIS application development, and fostering of regional GIS cooperatives.
To effectively use an enterprise system requires spatial understanding of its data content and its relationship to surrounding map layers. Most tabular data stored within permitting, asset management, and other enterprise business systems have spatial characteristics that allow the information to be displayed on a map. However, most of the functional pieces of an enterprise system only present the user with a tabular view of the data.
Most local jurisdictions across the nation have implemented GIS technology to support a variety of business functions. The challenge is to leverage a GIS throughout the whole organization in order to maximize benefit to all departments. Without this approach, GIS is often only used for special projects and needs.
The ability to track, collect, integrate, and disseminate development related data has long been a challenge of local governments. It is common for inefficient business processes to generate information that might be months behind the actual development cycle. Not only is information old, but in many cases the information may contain inaccurate data.
Most Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) systems utilize address databases to locate incoming emergency calls. After successfully locating the caller, a call-taker will identify the correct emergency vehicle to dispatch based on the caller's geographical location. The challenge is that sometimes the address data are not accurate.
Data tasks such as maintenance, conversions, and overlays are primary functions of a GIS. Traditionally, these have been labor and time intensive manual tasks with a certain amount of inaccuracy due to clerical and human errors.
Information such as street lights, street signs, trees, sidewalk failures, sidewalk ramps (ADA compliance), etc… are some examples of local jurisdiction assets that can be tracked within a GIS. Collecting and storing this type of GIS data is best performed with field devices and a well thought out process that integrates with an asset/maintenance management system.
Local agencies generate revenue through various tax and fee districts. The revenue is collected through property taxes and fees associated with development. Tracking properties that fall within a district's boundaries has become quite a challenge for most agencies, thereby putting an important revenue source at risk.
Waste hauling providers have struggled with the increased pace of residential development. Driver routes and daily volume become unbalanced, which causes slower service and increased costs.
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