Summary of Findings DC GIS program is a success by many measures: Data availability Web Services Growing use Federal recognition Participants wanted more say more democracy (They don’t trust I’m from central IT, I’m here to help).
Strategic Planning Results: Refined Mission Statement Old Mission Statement The Mission of the DC Geographic Information System (DC GIS) is to improve the quality and lower the cost of services provided by the DC Government through the effective application of geospatial technology. New Mission Statement The Mission of DC Geographic Information System (DC GIS) is to improve the quality and lower the cost of services provided by the DC Government, through the District’s collective investment and effective application of geospatial data and systems. Furthermore, DC GIS will reach beyond the DC Government by continuing to make DC GIS data freely and publicly available to the fullest extent possible in consideration of privacy and security.
Strategic Planning Results: Goals The planning process resulted in six long-term (five- year) goals to achieve continued success and improvements, as listed below: Ensure that state and local needs are met by focusing resources on geospatial data, systems, and program activities that are in alignment with District priorities Develop and operate enterprise mapping data, geospatial applications, and Web services that enhance the utility, reduce the cost, and expand the interoperability of citywide and agency IT systems Provide outstanding customer service and training that enable DC GIS users and stakeholders to leverage the full power of GIS technology Sustain and improve GIS coordination and partnerships in the District of Columbia, the region, and the nation Be innovative and adapt to the changing market for geospatial technology Apply GIS in ways that increase revenue and reduce costs for the District
Action Plan / Improved Governance I. OCTO will: Seek endorsement of Mayors Order 2002-27 from the current Mayor, Adrian M. Fenty, after refinements as necessary Convene an Expanded GISSC, chaired by OCTO and made up of senior representatives of the current permanent members (Office of the Chief Technology Officer, District Department of Transportation, Office of Planning, and the Office of the City Administrator) plus:
Schedule an official “GISSC Annual Budget Meeting” for September of each year to review the past year’s spending, and the DC GIS Business Plan’s spending plan for the year ahead
Strategic Planning Results: Action Plan (cont’d) II. The GISSCwill: Conduct a vote amongst the Executive Board to endorse and adopt this Strategic Plan as a guide to the continuing operations of DC GIS and GISSC governance reform, including by reference the official adoption of the DC Government Federated Geospatial Data Model and associated best practices Develop Bylaws for the governance of GISSC Establish an Executive Committee III. The Full GISSC will: Meet at least quarterly Be open to all; including federal agencies, universities, non-profit organizations, private sector users, and geospatial vendors Serve as a forum for the exchange of information and ideas Provide advice to the GISSC Executive Committee and to OCTO Adopt GIS technical standards
DC GIS Business Planning: Portfolio Mgt Applying “Portfolio Management” Projects have different life-cycles and investment strategies: Invest (build or enhance) Maintain (provide basic support) Keep status quo/minimal investment Version upgrades only No active development of new capabilities Sunset (migrate toward retirement & end-of-life) Migrate (move to – or “reinvent” on – a new platform) Divest (shut-off spending and “kill it”)
DC GIS Business Planning: Platforms A platform is: A base technology (or technologies) on which other technologies or processes are built A whole “economic unit” for the purposes of aggregating and assessing costs for budget purposes
DC GIS Business Planning: Program Elements Data Applications & Web Services (Dev & Sys) Customer Service and Training
DC GIS Data Platforms Photogrammetric Orthoimages Planimetrics Impervious Surfaces Elevation 3D Buildings Property VPM MAR Zoning Planning ROW Survey Demographics Ground Imagery Transportation Routing (pedestrian, vehicular, & mass transit) Aerial Oblique Imagery Business Data LiDAR Regional Data Dynamic Data Partner Data Utilities Data All Other OCTO Maintained Agency Contributed
DC GIS Application Platforms Google Maps Google Earth Enterprise Citrix EFS (Pictometry Family) ArcGIS Desktop ArcIMS DC Guide DB DC Guide Link MAR ArcGIS Server (and Extensions) Oracle RouteSmart ArcPAD Web Services - DC Guide WS - MAR Web Services - ArcGIS Server
Looking to the Future FGDC & NSGIC Criteria Current criteria is at the program management level Future criteria should be more specific and go further: Data: Does the state/federal partnership have framework+ themes developed, maintained, distributed? This assumes there is an active Federal partner/program in place. Systems/Clearinghouse: Is data and metadata available as OGC Compliant Web Services? Coordination: Is geospatial included in the these specific initiatives: (give a long list of how states and locals should be working with you)