Designing a GIS-CentricEnvironmental DataManagement System (EDMS)Bruce Taylor
2Overview• A Complex System• Requirements, Requirements, Requirements• Evaluating Alternatives• Designing a Solution
3A Complex System• 17 Datasets• 6 major reports• Multiple departments• Multiple databases and applicationsincluding Cityworks and GIS• Multiple users• Overlapping functionality
4Background• Stormwater Utility– Reporting and Management Drivers• Mature enterprise systems– GIS, EAMS (Cityworks), CIS, ERP• Multiple “Ad Hoc” applications• Big question: what type of system will fillthe gaps?
7Requirements, Requirements…• Fixed budget, can’t do everything• What is really needed?• What are the priorities• How does GIS fit in?
14And the results are in…• COTS solution: Cityworks– Infrastructure and Facility Inspections– Workflow• Custom Application– Stream Sampling– Data Validation and Analysis– Data Import– Reporting and Data Warehouse
15Preliminary Design• Key Functionality– Data Entry– Sample Event Tracking– Data Import and Validation– Document Management– Reporting and Analysis– Dashboards• SharePoint• GIS Mapping and Reporting
17GIS Integration• ArcGIS Server Data Publication• ArcGIS Geolist Web Part
19Summary• From Complexity to Elegance• Cost-Effective Solution• Best of COTS and Custom• Best of Breed Technologies– SharePoint– GIS Web Parts– Flexible, Scalable