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 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.
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 has been supporting the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) as they work to develop a statewide enterprise GIS for quality policy analysis, allocation of funding resources, and to aid in the monitoring of healthcare quality throughout the state. The Healthcare Atlas also includes emergency departments and ambulatory services. Work was performed to re-engineer the mapping applications in order to interface with a new data warehouse that dramatically expand the GIS user interface using ASP.NET. The internal OSHPD Website receives live earthquake data to assist OSHPD’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in providing support and regional coordination to hospitals affected by an earthquake. This EOC portion of the application received a “Best of California” award in 2008.
Click here to read Esri's article, "California Healthcare Atlas Offers Single Easy-to-Use Portal."
Utilizing the Department of Water Resources' (DWR) information technology architecture standards, VESTRA’s team developed a Model Conversion Plan that outlined a solution to resolve issues that DWR had with the application prior to any redesign. The plan described the steps required to convert the existing stand-alone GIS methodology to a multi-user GIS solution, improving business workflow processes, as well as scripting of geoprocessing tools, development of custom user interfaces, and deployment of an ArcSDE geodatabase and ArcGIS for Server in DWR's environment.
Following the model conversion plan VESTRA’s team redesigned DWR’s desktop GIS solution to be a multi-use enterprise GIS solution using the ArcGIS for Server and ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2 platform. Following development of the new solution, VESTRA's team implemented, deployed, and trained DWR staff on the use of the multi-user solution.
VESTRA is currently supporting the Department of Water Resources (DWR) with the Geospatial Technical Support project. This multi-year contract involves assessing DWR’s current Enterprise GIS Architecture. Working with DWR’s Division of Technology Services, VESTRA is assisting in reviewing and modifying their standards-based, scalable geospatial infrastructure to provide for interoperable data sharing and enterprise-wide geospatial data processing. Also included in this project is the development of a library of commonly used web and desktop GIS functions for incorporation into future applications.