A MOBILE COMPUTING AGENCY• DPR - Field Orientated Agency• Deploying & building applications that target particular users and hardware.• Consuming published citywide services.• Demo-Forestry Storm Mobile
A FIELD ORIENTED AGENCY• 5200 Parks/Playgrounds/Greenstreets and 7500 facilities with only 3250 employees.• Large parts of our staff are distributed within Park Districts.• District offices have computers and are on a VPN.• OMB says that computers have a 5 year life span.• Most field work recorded on paper - Office clerk enters data.• Backlog in reporting work status.
TRANSITION TO MOBILE COMPUTING• The Department has purchased over 1100 mobile computing devices within the past 18 months.• Motorola MC75 & ES400, Motion Computing J3500, Trimble GPS• Devices are used for legacy systems, Off The Shelf products and developed applications.• Park Inspection Program-PIP, Infor - AMPS, Azteca/ESRI - ForMS, Forestry Storm Mobile
FUTURE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT AT DPR• Desktop applications are different than mobile applications.• Minimizing drilling into the app to complete a task.• Multiple applications for multiple workflows.• Overlapping workflows within different apps.• Apps have to run on exiting hardware.• Take advantage of service published by other agencies.
STORM MOBILE OVERVIEW• Client built with VB.NET, SQL Compact Client DB, ArcGIS Mobile.• SQL Server, ArcGIS Server 9.3 Web-Service• Using DCP Geosupport Desktop API, DoITT NYCWin and MQ Server• Motion J3500, Imbedded SQL-DB GPS, Imbedded NYCWin Citynet