Updated User Friendly GIS for Monroe, MI and other Government GIS News

There's a new GIS in Monroe, MI.

Known as GIS, the system has been maintained by the city’s engineering depart­ment since 2004, but re­cently it was overhauled and made more user-friendly.

I confess I find it a bit overwhelming - at least from the graphic provided with the article. The app uses Silverlight - which I don't have on my ubuntu machine.

- Monroe News

Licking County, OH is updating its GIS in part due to conflicting data about who owns land along a proposed pipeline. The plan is to move exsting GeoMedia users to join Esri users for an all Esri soution.

“We all agreed to move toward Esri,” [County Engineer Bill] Lozier said. “All end users realize the new system is coming. Esri has evolved into a popular GIS system.”

“I just think the Web application of GeoMedia is not very handy. (Esri) is just a new, easier, user-friendly system.”

That said, it sounds like the issues are data related.

- Newark Advocate

Police in San Rafael, Calif. have begun distributing maps designating certain areas of the city as “hot zones,” where they would prefer that homeless people simply did not frequent.

I wonder if that will work?

- NY Daily News

email [Pin It] A A Print #With the click of a mouse, City of Monroe residents can find out where they vote, where the nearest park is and who owns the property next door, among many oth­er things, all thanks to the Geographical Information System. #Known as GIS, the system has been maintained by the city’s engineering depart­ment since 2004, but re­cently it was overhauled and made more user-friendly. #City officials have been us­ing the site — https://cityofmonroegis.monroemi.gov/Apps/GISViewer/ — to help with everything from police work to isolating water main spots.

Read more at: http://www.monroenews.com/news/2013/mar/30/web-site-offers-wealth-information-about-monroe/
email [Pin It] A A Print #With the click of a mouse, City of Monroe residents can find out where they vote, where the nearest park is and who owns the property next door, among many oth­er things, all thanks to the Geographical Information System. #Known as GIS, the system has been maintained by the city’s engineering depart­ment since 2004, but re­cently it was overhauled and made more user-friendly. #City officials have been us­ing the site — https://cityofmonroegis.monroemi.gov/Apps/GISViewer/ — to help with everything from police work to isolating water main spots.

Read more at: http://www.monroenews.com/news/2013/mar/30/web-site-offers-wealth-information-about-monroe/

Published Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Written by Adena Schutzberg