VESTRA is happy to have been awarded the contract to work with the City of Belmont on their Enterprise Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Strategic Plan and Implementation Services. VESTRA will be working with the City to develop a three year Enterprise GIS Strategic Plan, and will then help them execute the plan. The City of Belmont has never developed a strategic plan for GIS; therefore, with GIS integrations and needs increasing, and with a focus on being progressive and providing better service to the employees and public, there is a desire to expand the use and availability of GIS throughout the organization.
VESTRA is proud to have been chosen by the Town of Truckee’s Public Works Department as the winning proposer for their Local Government Information Model (LGIM) Data Migration. VESTRA will be assisting the Town with their GIS data migration into the Local Government Information Model (LGIM) system; assisting in the development of guidelines for storing and archiving data (including file structure and naming conventions); providing recommendations for additional GIS-related modules to improve the Town’s use of GIS; and setting up and/or reviewing proxy server configuration to facilitate integrations and publish web applications developed using LGIM.
VESTRA is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the contract for the City of Sunnyvale's GIS Strategic Plan. Many City departments use and depend upon GIS for operations. The City also has a healthy GIS portal, but the City wants to provide more end-user functionality and additional information to the public. As the City considered the future of GIS services they sought professional services to provide consulting and implementation services in a two (2) phased approach.
In the first phase, VESTRA will review the current state, provide guidance on best practices, discuss future state options, and provide a strategic report covering all aspects of the City's current and future growth with regards to GIS.
In the second phase, the consultants will provide implementation and project management services to implement the future state as identified in the report.
In February 2016, the City of Los Altos put out a proposal for a Professional Services for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Update Project. VESTRA responded and was awarded the project. VESTRA worked with the City to understand their requirements and developed an Enterprise GIS that incorporated their requirements and needs from the ground up. VESTRA designed the system architecture and implemented a central geodatabase for authoritative data, a GIS server for map services and a modern GIS viewer for end users to view the latest information.
VESTRA also developed workflows and automated processes to keep data up to date.
VESTRA consulted with the County of Monmouth to develop an Advanced Query Widget that will allow the County to interact with their data in a more innovative way. VESTRA developed a query widget that was based on Esri’s Web AppBuilder. VESTRA developed data workflows which updated map services automatically with the latest information that the query widget could then use to filter the data based on user needs.
VESTRA is currently providing on-call GIS technical support services to TCTC under a 3 year contract. Projects under this contract included:
- Enterprise GIS architecture implementation and support.
- Schema conversion of TCTC GIS data to standard GIS models within enterprise SDE.
- Establishment of editing workflows and GIS data maintenance packages.
- Publishing of GIS services and deployment of web mapping applications.
- Geospatial data editing and management.
- Parcel fabric editing and maintenance
- Customized training on data maintenance workflows and web mapping application maintenance.
El Paso County, Colorado Information Technologies contracted with VESTRA to supply consulting services to assist with their GIS systems upgrade. The upgrade consisted of migrating from ArcGIS for Server v9.3.1 to ArcGIS for Server v10.3.x as well as a backend database migration from SQL Server to Oracle Exadata, configuring supported user authentication systems to work with Portal, Federating ArcGIS for Server sites with Portal, and configuring ArcGIS site as the hosting server for Portal for ArcGIS. The Counties architecture will also be upgraded and virtualized as part of this process.
For the past 5 years VESTRA has supported Alpine County, California with an Enterprise GIS implementation. VESTRA prepared the Alpine County GIS Master Plan 2011 and since then has been assisting the County with implementing the GIS within planned phases. The phased approach laid the foundation of GIS and data development. VESTRA helped implement a cloud based GIS infrastructure (using ArcGIS Online) and assisted in data maintenance workflows. Later phases helped implement web mapping viewers for the County. VESTRA assisted the County expand their online GIS presence in the County by understanding needs related to additional applications and GIS contribution to daily business processes. Currently, VESTRA is providing training to County staff covering the following topics: ArcGIS for Desktop (ArcMap and ArcCatolog); ArcGIS Online; a review of the Local Government Information Model (LGIM), application templates, loading data into LGIM; and a review of Collector for ArcGIS workflows. In addition, VESTRA is developing a multi-scale fire run book grid for the County.
VESTRA is currently under contract to provide Enterprise GIS implementation services to the City of Paso Robles. The EGIS will provide a platform for City staff to access and share authoritative GIS data and information and also integrate with third party enterprise business systems such as Accela, InfraMap, and others.
The City of Novato (City) contracted with VESTRA to evaluate and modernize their existing GIS system and leverage the investments made by the City in GIS data and technology over the years, by implementing Enterprise GIS (EGIS) technology. A low-level needs assessment was performed to City specifications. As per the needs assessment, the EGIS will provide a platform for City staff to access and share authoritative data and information via modern web applications that provide a robust set of tools to perform tasks. In addition, the EGIS will consume from and contribute to, data and services within Marin Maps, thus providing City staff a robust set of GIS tools to perform work. VESTRA’s approach towards the EGIS implementation will help the City reach its goals. VESTRA recently upgraded the City of Novato to ArcGIS for Server 10.4.
In 2010, VESTRA initiated work with the City of Emeryville to configure and implement an Enterprise GIS. The project began with a high-level needs assessment to identify current and potential uses of GIS technology within the City. Based on the results of this assessment, VESTRA developed the system architecture for their Enterprise GIS platform. VESTRA supported the City with implementing this architecture by installing and configuring Esri's ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Server software, creating a master geodatabase, and providing training to staff on the use and management of the platform. Following the implementation, VESTRA has supported the City by providing technical support, geodatabase conversion and editing, and custom GIS application development.
VESTRA worked with the City of Redding to migrate their legacy, high usage Enterprise GIS web applications to modern Portal and Web AppBuilder based web apps. The legacy applications used Adobe Flex technology. Besides developing custom Web AppBuilder widgets that support City business processes, VESTRA performed the upgrade of the City’s ArcGIS for Server from version 10.1 to version 10.3.1. The City made the change to migrate to the latest Esri platform and take advantage of the latest functionalities that it provided.
The City of Elk Grove contracted with VESTRA to provide GIS program services to the City including GIS Data, Mapping, Analysis Support and Services; GIS Coordination Services; GIS System and Application Maintenance and Support; and GIS Training Services.
As part of this contract, VESTRA is working with Elk Grove to upgrade their online GIS applications; which can be viewed here.
VESTRA has been providing GIS upgrade and support services to the City of Daly City for several years. Beginning in 2008, VESTRA provided support to the City to install and configure ArcGIS for Server and ArcSDE. VESTRA staff provided on-site installation, configuration, data migration, application testing support, as well as remote technical support to Daly City staff during the implementation effort. In 2014, VESTRA provided upgrade and support services to upgrade the City’s ArcGIS Servers and SDE to 10.1. Most recently, VESTRA upgraded the City from 10.1 to 10.3.1.
VESTRA contracted with the City of Cupertino to provide a comprehensive GIS Master Plan. With a good foundation in place, the City was looking to cast a vision and develop a strategy for how GIS could better serve the City by improving how it is used, implemented, leveraged and integrated as a technology and be highly visible within the organization over the next five years. VESTRA helped the City with a detailed roadmap and a phased implementation plan to meet City goals such as enhancing GIS service delivery with improved efficiency and effectiveness, expanding GIS accessibility and use, achieving a greater level of integration of the GIS with the City’s business systems, provide better support to City business processes, increase organizational awareness, visibility and department sponsorship for GIS, and implementing best in class GIS technology.
VESTRA worked with the City of Columbus to create a custom widget (Advanced Reporting Widget) developed using Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS. The widget helps users automate reporting workflows with reports generated in PDF format. The tool performs a spatial drill down to generate custom reports with information from multiple map layers.
Click here for more information on this widget, and other custom widgets created by VESTRA.
The City of Mountain View implemented an Enterprise Geographic Information System to streamline and improve the current use of GIS within the City.
Services VESTRA has provided for the City::
- Perform a comprehensive needs assessment
- Initial design and development of their Enterprise GIS platform
- Implementation of their Enterprise GIS platform
- Created internal parcel viewer (using Web AppBuilder) - based on Esri's Local Government Information Models (LGIM)
Click here to view the City of Mountain View's public web app gallery.
Click here to read the article about the City of Mountain View published in Esri's ArcNews.
VESTRA was contracted by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) to develop the BeefTracker utilizing Esri’s ArcGIS Online web mapping platform as the core foundation for development. The objective of the BeefTracker was to design, develop, and implement a location-based solution for ranchers to document sustainable land practices and to demonstrate that beef production fits within a sustainable ecosystem. The BeefTracker utilizes the latest web-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology, and was designed to provide a robust, but easy to use interface for data collection, editing, and reporting.
The initial design and testing of the BeefTracker was based upon input from NCBA’s project team and a select group of volunteer rangeland researchers and ranchers in various parts of the U.S. The input from the project team and volunteers provided great insight into current livestock operation activities, and how the information entered into the application could be used to demonstrate, and to improve operations over time. Keeping this initial design group small allowed VESTRA’s development team to focus on building core functionality that demonstrated how ranchers could utilize and benefit from GIS technology.