CalGIS2016 has ended
Welcome to the 22nd Annual California GIS Conference. CalGIS 2016 will take place May 10-12 at the Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort.

Creating an attendee profile within Sched DOES NOT REGISTER you for the conference or specific workshops. You must register for the conference here
Back To Schedule
Wednesday, May 11 • 11:20am - 11:40am
Bridging GIS and Document Management for an Enterprise Integration Framework

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

For local and municipal government GIS was the technology that was suppose to integrate or unify the information and data within the walls of government agencies to streamline business processes, provide business knowledge to all staff in an organization and reduce the need for redundancy. GIS on every desk was the mantra in the 1980s.  Well either developer found this too hard to do or it just wasn’t cost effective or both. 

Throwing a web-based application up and giving staff access to basic mapping functions and minimal integration with the rest of the organization was just a shortcut but did not solve the real issues within the walls of a government or utility based organization. Typically GIS in local and municipal government and the those utility agencies that serve them usually ends up as a map making endeavor or specialty applications for work orders, permit processing and the like. These applications usually require GIS software and some other vendor to work with. 

A good example of this would be GIS and document integration. This usually requires 2 vendors (a GIS vendor and a document manager vendor) then these applications pulled together to provide a point and shoot and document retrieval application. 

But these applications are again specific and tend not to be a framework for unification of information required for business process improvement.  One usually finds basic assessor information with rudimentary document attachments to be the focus of a general web based applications intended for all staff. 

The Enterprise Data Window uses the mobile model for deployment, cost and application maintenance to provide all of the advantages of a web/mobile application while maintaining the robust powerful nature of a solid client side application. You can see the difference in this respect between Google earth where the client is downloaded to the workstation and Google map a browser based application.

avatar for Radek Nemecek

Radek Nemecek

President, USA IMAGING, Inc.
Founder and President of USA IMAGING, Inc.
avatar for Keith Russell

Keith Russell

Director of Product Development, USA Imaging Inc
My last 15 years emphasized product development with spatial and business data using a document management framework and manufacturing business process integration. Prior to that my experience included, (1986) City of Encinitas GIS Analyst , (1990) San Diego Data Processing Oracle... Read More →

Wednesday May 11, 2016 11:20am - 11:40am PDT
Garden C