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Washington DC's GIS Strategic Planning Effort

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  • 1. NSDI Cooperative Agreement Program:GISStrategic Plan Final Version
    NSGIC
    October 7, 2009
  • 2. The DC GIS Strategic PlanFinal Version
    Many Slides and Template by:
  • 3. GIS Strategic & Business Planning Process: Project Background
    Outreach to stakeholders was a key part of the process, to gather input and support for a collaborative District-wideeffort
    • DC Agencies
    • 4. Independent DC Agencies
    • 5. Federal Agencies
    • 6. Academic Institutions
    • 7. Private Sector
    • 8. Nonprofits
    • 9. Citizens
  • 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).
  • 10. Results of Plan
  • 11. 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.
  • 12. 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
  • 13. 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
  • 14. Business Plan
  • 15. 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”)
  • 16. 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
  • 17. DC GIS Business Planning: Program Elements
    Data
    Applications & Web Services (Dev & Sys)
    Customer Service and Training
  • 18. 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
  • 19. 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
  • 20. Application Platform Investment Strategies
  • 21. Data Platform Investment Strategies
  • 22. Feedback / Suggestions for FGDC
  • 23. 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)
    • DHS
    • 24. DOI
    • 25. DOT
    • 26. DHS/CDC
    • 27. EPA
    • 28. Census
    • 29. NOAA
    • 30. DOA
  • Feedback on 50+ States Initiative
    Bottom line FGDC bought a stronger partner!