GIS: A Catalyst for Change in State Agencies
Track: Environment Management
Author(s): Ronald Hermany
The permitting process at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is filled with many challenges. To enhance this process, DEP and Esri developed a Web-enabled spatial component to DEP's corporate database, Environmental Facilities Application Compliance Tracking System (eFACTS), known as eFACTS - Spatial. eFACTS - Spatial demonstrates the power of GIS and the convenience of the Web. This accomplishment has generated new initiatives in data quality, standards, and staff training. Additionally, the success of eFACTS - Spatial and ArcIMS deployment has created the right tool for addressing key DEP concerns such as watershed awareness, the permitting process, and public outreach.
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Rachel Carson State Office Bldg.
400 Market ST P.O.Box 8761
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8761