Achievements in  Enterprise GIS Status in Pennsylvania  and the State SDI Pennsylvania Geospatial Technologies Office Jim ...
Enterprise GIS – Utah, MD, PA <ul><li>Utah – existing GIO, working closely with State CIO </li></ul><ul><li>MD – acting GI...
Enterprise GT/GIS Relationships in PA  <ul><li>Executive Order assigns IT and Geospatial primacy to Office of Administrati...
Enterprise GT/GIS Relationships in PA <ul><li>Governor’s Office supports the Geospatial Technologies Office </li></ul><ul>...
Enterprise GT/GIS Relationships in PA <ul><li>Former State CIO is now “Interim CIO” while nationwide search for a new CIO ...
Continuing State SDI Progress <ul><li>Lots of geospatial progress made in the last 4 years  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PAMAP  <...
Continuing State SDI Progress <ul><li>Statewide Geospatial Council </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Statewide Geospatial Council legi...
Enterprise SDI Architecture <ul><li>Geospatial Enterprise Server Architecture (GESA)  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sophisticated,...
Geospatial Enterprise Server Architecture (GESA) <ul><li>Enterprise Geospatial Database – centralized, most agencies not r...
Geospatial Enterprise Server Architecture (GESA) <ul><li>Enterprise Geospatial Application Hosting Environment </li></ul><...
Geospatial Enterprise Server Architecture
Enterprise SDI Architecture <ul><li>State Geospatial Clearinghouse (PASDA) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10+ years of Commonwealth...
State SDI Architecture Evolution <ul><li>Technology Side… Supported by CIO and IT org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Disaster Recov...
State SDI Architecture Evolution <ul><li>Softer side… Improved by working with CIO </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Process maturity ...
Enterprise GIS Lessons Learned <ul><li>Straight from the CIO… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You guys are doing great work, keep it...
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  • Internet and Intranet (state agency) zones Multi-tier architecture for high availability Web Tier –applications, web services, mapping services Middle Tier File Server Tier Mapping Application Server Geoprocessing Tier (Future – ArcGIS Server) Database Tier, Enterprise SAN Hosted at Enterprise Server Farm/Managed Services, leveraging enterprise services
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    1. 1. Achievements in Enterprise GIS Status in Pennsylvania and the State SDI Pennsylvania Geospatial Technologies Office Jim Knudson Stacey White Slides available at: ftp://ftp.state.pa.us/pub/geospatial NSGIC Annual Conference 2007 Madison, WI
    2. 2. Enterprise GIS – Utah, MD, PA <ul><li>Utah – existing GIO, working closely with State CIO </li></ul><ul><li>MD – acting GIO, working closely with Governor, State CIO transition at this time </li></ul><ul><li>PA – coordinator and Geospatial Technologies Office Director, working closely with Governor’s Office and State CIO </li></ul>
    3. 3. Enterprise GT/GIS Relationships in PA <ul><li>Executive Order assigns IT and Geospatial primacy to Office of Administration, Office for Information Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Communities of Practice (CoP) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Created 4 IT lines of business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Health and Human Services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Public Safety </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>General Government Operations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>GTO reviews all geospatial investments > $100K </li></ul><ul><li>Starting IT Consolidation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GT/GIS impacts are unknown </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Enterprise GT/GIS Relationships in PA <ul><li>Governor’s Office supports the Geospatial Technologies Office </li></ul><ul><li>Governor is in 2 nd Term - Significant Executive leadership changes occurring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New Secretary of Administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New CTO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New CIO coming - State CIO’s last day was last Friday </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 th OHS and PEMA Directors in 4 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retirements across the Enterprise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lost one of our biggest supporters to Arkansas, their gain </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Continue to reestablish geospatial relationships </li></ul>
    5. 5. Enterprise GT/GIS Relationships in PA <ul><li>Former State CIO is now “Interim CIO” while nationwide search for a new CIO is conducted </li></ul><ul><li>Just finished a year-long CIO review process and GTO is now institutionalized in Office of Administration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GTO Organization Formed, 5 new staff coming… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Very process and prioritization oriented - SLAs, SOPs, Change Management, demand and time management </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Continuing State SDI Progress <ul><li>Lots of geospatial progress made in the last 4 years </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PAMAP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Statewide Imagery </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Statewide LiDAR </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Governance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>State Agency Governance Committees – Policy and Technical </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pending Statewide Geospatial Council Legislation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geospatial Standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PA Geospatial Data Sharing Standards 2.5 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GIS Software Standards </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Metadata Standards </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enterprise Architecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Geospatial Enterprise Server Architecture </li></ul></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Continuing State SDI Progress <ul><li>Statewide Geospatial Council </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Statewide Geospatial Council legislation introduced </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Administration advocates for the formation of a statewide geospatial advisory council by Executive Order rather than legislation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-jurisdictional, representative of Commonwealth stakeholders </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To avoid duplication of existing and successful enterprise programs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To leverage existing areas of expertise and knowledge </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To ensure that the statewide geospatial advisory council goals align with the goals and priorities of all stakeholders </li></ul></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Enterprise SDI Architecture <ul><li>Geospatial Enterprise Server Architecture (GESA) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sophisticated, fault tolerant, high availability architecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Serves Governmental organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leverages Commonwealth’s Mission Critical computing environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enterprise Geospatial Database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geospatial Application Hosting Environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Address verification and geocoding web services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Geospatial applications and web services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Citrix-based ArcGIS License Pool </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Geospatial Enterprise Server Architecture (GESA) <ul><li>Enterprise Geospatial Database – centralized, most agencies not ready for OGC compatible distributed database services yet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprised of data that should be shared </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Currently 600+ data assets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>State Agency GIS data </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Statewide Imagery Data </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enterprise Data Licenses – TANA, Places2Protect, iMapData </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Real-Time Weather (AWS and Meteorlogix) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New data loaded daily </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Geospatial Enterprise Server Architecture (GESA) <ul><li>Enterprise Geospatial Application Hosting Environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hosts all GTO applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hosts several other agency applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implements clustering and load balancing strategies for maximum performance and hardware redundancy </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Geospatial Enterprise Server Architecture
    12. 12. Enterprise SDI Architecture <ul><li>State Geospatial Clearinghouse (PASDA) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10+ years of Commonwealth service - PSU </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Data Access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metadata support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commonwealth’s NSDI/GOS Node </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supporting GTO/PEMA for emergency events in the Commonwealth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardening server architecture to make it high availability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expanding storage to support 10 Terabytes of PAMAP Imagery and LiDAR data </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. State SDI Architecture Evolution <ul><li>Technology Side… Supported by CIO and IT org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Disaster Recovery Solution – implement best practices for DR, leverage available resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geospatial Web Services – geoprocessing engines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Federated GIS – distributed county data sources, spatial ETL, on the fly edge-matching, regional data servers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geodatabase replication – if agencies concur, their data in the enterprise geospatial database could automatically update PASDA database to share agency data with the public and refresh data more often </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Base Software Upgrades – painful in a large architecture like GESA, regression testing of all applications, web services, and mapping services – ESRI 9.2, Oracle 10g R2 </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. State SDI Architecture Evolution <ul><li>Softer side… Improved by working with CIO </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Process maturity – After Action Reports, SOPs, SLAs, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Institutionalize GT/GIS operations within all IT operations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standards – </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Database standards – projection, naming conventions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Define and implement GESA application development standards – avoid performance and maintenance issues </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communications are key to success, lack of communications will lead to failure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be ready when the opportunity arises (MD) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faceless IT/GT – depersonalize the job and communications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be ready and open to evolve – the only constant thing in IT and GT is change </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Enterprise GIS Lessons Learned <ul><li>Straight from the CIO… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You guys are doing great work, keep it up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work smarter, not harder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Define processes before offering any new services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stick to your processes and your prioritization… they will save you in any situation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Live within your resources (demand management) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Define a vision and work to implement it </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships trump technology (Eric-ism) </li></ul>
    16. 16. Q & A

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