From Legacy Systems and Mindsets to a Browser-Based Wireless Enterprise GIS
Track: Water Distribution, Wastewater, and Stormwater
Author(s): Sigi Sharp
The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) is the seventh largest water utility company in the nation. Its service area (Montgomery and Prince George's counties) is 1,000 square miles with a housing population of more than 1.5 million. Faced with the prospect of privatization, the alternative was to downsize and reengineer. GIS technology is being used to aid in this transformation. Paper maps are being replaced, and work flows are being redesigned as people augment their business processes through applied spatial intelligence. There is an ever-increasing demand for access to the GIS from the field. Providing accurate, reliable, high-performance data access to the GIS is always an issue. This paper will address the many technological, logistical, and political obstacles encountered and the solutions implemented in the quest for an enterprisewide GIS.
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