About The Schneider CorporationThe Schneider Corporation provides creative solutions for land, infrastructure and facilities projects that help increase revenue, lower costs and mitigate risk. Schneider has expertise in engineering, surveying, architecture and Geographic Information Services (GIS), which allows us to offer an integrated approach to complex projects. Customers include both private and public organizations in industries including energy, commercial, corporate, government, academic and residential. A woman-owned business for decades, Schneider is recognized nationally for its award-winning work. For more information about Schneider, please visit www.schneidercorp.com.
In the next few slides you will have the opportunity to see how our clients have used GIS to lower cost, increase services and lower risk.
Another way to look at this tool is as a data capture tool. Someone calls with a issue this tool can be used to locate the issue and track it’s follow up.
Communication is always the problem. This tool shows the public we do care and want to help.
The Citizen Input Form was designed to facilitate input from citizens to City administrators and staff. This form allows anyone to report incidents like missing street signs or potholes and have that report routed directly to the appropriate City department. The form allows users to first select a point of interest on the map and then fill out the form with the appropriate information to be submitted. The following are step by step instructions for submitting citizen input: Select the Citizen Input layer. (If the Citizen Input layer is not already selected.) Select the map tab to switch to the map view. (Located on the tab bar immediately below the page header.) Zoom to the location of interest using the map navigation tools. Select the location tool by clicking on the icon. (The tool&apos;s background will change to indicate it has been selected.) Click a point on the map to indicate area of interest. (The application will then redirect the user to the input form.) Fill out the form with the appropriate data. Press the submit button. (You will recieve confirmation that your submission was successful.)
Once a Network Trace has been run, the data can be used to find quickest or shortest routes between two points.
Many times the information needed exist but it very difficult to locate. Using GIS and the Internet office holders can share vital information that will facilitate smarter decision making.
Three components are necessary for storing and retrieving scanned driveway permits and speed limit ordinances and displaying associated driveway permit information. First, a file management system is needed. The Highway Department devised a system consisting of a directory hierarchy stored on a central server accessible by Highway Department staff. Second, Field-based hyperlinks are utilized. Hyperlinks are based on a driveway permit’s unique number linking driveway map features to individual folders within the file management system. Third, an external database is used for maintaining associated driveway permit information. This database is made available for reference in ArcMap and to Highway Department staff using Microsoft Access for entering and maintaining information and printing permits.
Once everything is in place, the final step is to test your setup. This screenshot shows driveway information for the selected driveway. Displaying related information is preformed by simply using the Identify button from the Tools toolbar to select a driveway. The Identify Results dialog box will display. Navigate through the left side of the dialog box and click the last entry. The right side will then display the associated information. Storing and retrieving scanned speed limit ordinance documents is performed in the same manner as described for the driveway permits.
This screenshot shows the Driveways attribute table. The area highlighted in red shows the field storing the unique identifier values. Each value stores both the year the permit number. This value insures there is a one-to-one relationship between the permit records and the driveway map features.
This screenshot shows a driveway colored in blue—representing the presence of a hyperlink. When the Hyperlink button on the Tools menu is clicked, all driveway features having hyperlinks will be highlighted in blue. Hovering the mouse over the driveway will display the hyperlink pathway. Simply click the driveway feature to open the directory containing the scanned driveway permit and supporting documentation.
This screenshot shows the file management system’s directory hierarchy. One main directory—Driveway Permits—contains folders representing each year driveway permits have been issued. Within each year’s folder resides a folder labeled with an individual driveway permit number. The individually numbered folders contain scanned copies of the driveway permit along with other supporting documents such as deeds, tax maps, and faxes. The highlighted folder in the screenshot represents driveway permit number NCD-003-93. Four scanned documents are available for retrieval in this folder with the selected document representing the driveway permit.
It’s a simple but powerful map. Do you have one? Make one and you will be a hero back home.
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This is an award winning project completed by one of our clients
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Unique methods of GIS in Transportation
Founded in 1962, The Schneider Corporation provides
creative solutions for land, infrastructure and facilities
projects that help increase revenue, lower costs and
Unique Methods of GIS
Analysis for Transportation
To provide the public a better way to
communicate with the community officials
problem areas such as, potholes, abandon
vehicles and poor sidewalk conditions to
name a few.
The community needed better data
Perception that community leaders don’t
care and/or don’t do anything about it
The Citizen Input
Form was designed
to facilitate input
from citizens to
Allow users to first
select a point of
interest on the map.
Fill out a form with the
appropriate information to be
This form allows anyone to
report incidents like missing
street signs or potholes and
have that report routed
directly to the appropriate
Return of Investment
Departments have a direct connection to
the citizens and a avenue to provide
Departments have a map to
communicate the type of responses / task
Identify Results for a selected driveway feature
C. Display Driveway Permit Information from Related
Using the GIS
Driveway layer’s attribute table
B. Field-based Hyperlinks Linking Driveway Features to
File Management System
uniquely identifying each permit record
Driveway Popup Tip showing the folder’s pathway
Field-based Hyperlinks Linking Driveway Features to
to view driveways
Hold the mouse
over the drive
highlighted in blue
Other Uses of GIS in the
1) Placing other permits on the GIS using
the same methods as the driveway
2) Requiring permits to be sent in
electronic format with GPS locations for
3) Working with the local utilities to set up
all existing services on the county GIS.
Other Uses of GIS in the
4) Complete road re-classification
5) Work with the County Sheriff’s
Department to place accidents on the
GIS to learn our more dangerous
Presenter: Andrew Harrison, GISP
Business Development Manager
The Schneider Corporation