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.