GIS Solutions News
10.15.12 - Springfield, IL - The North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) choose NAVTEQ data for Research Project "Road Network Distance Application
Springfield IL - NAACCR has partnered with experts in geographic information system (GIS) technology from the Texas A & M University, Dr. Daniel W. Goldberg, and members of the NAACCR GIS Committee to develop a software package for NAACCR member registries, the “Road Network Distance Application,” that processes batches of patient records supplied by population based cancer registries in the United States and Canada. This application outputs multiple measures of driving time and distance travel by car between the patient’s residence and the health care facilities visited for cancer diagnosis and treatment. In short, this project will investigate whether a patient’s travel time and distance to obtain his or her cancer screening and treatment has an effect on outcomes such as stage at diagnosis. NAACCR would also like to thank our partners, NAVTEQ and GIS Solutions, Inc. (Springfield, Illinois). This project would not be possible without their expertise and data file.
09.01.12 - Springfield, IL - GIS Solutions Selected to Provide GIS Professional Services to Kane County Division of Transportation
CHICAGO - GIS Solutions, Inc., was selected by the Kane County Division of Transportation to provide GIS application and technical support. . GIS Solutions will be developing a custom mobile application for vehicle tracking, database development, and other tools for the display and query of transportation related data.
08.01.12 - Springfield, IL -Springfield School District 186 Selects GIS Solutions' School Locator.
SPRINGFIELD, IL -Springfield School District 186 is now using GIS Solutions' School Locator to match addresses to school boundaries within District 186. The School Locator is a user friendly, hosted website that answers questions regarding school boundaries and assignments through address geocoding for both public school districts and private schools - saving staff time and money. The School Analyst is powered by Esri technology (ArcGIS Web API for Flex) and uses Bing maps for display.
Users can go to the School Locator and type in an address. The system then locates, or “geocodes”, that address and discovers school boundaries in which that address falls. School Locator includes all types of schools – kindergarten through high school – as well as neighborhood, magnet, charter, and private schools. Information on each school is also provided, such as grades served, location and contact information. Additionally every school can be looked up directly by name.
The system itself takes advantage of the latest technology in mapping through Esri. It also takes advantage of the latest in “cloud” architecture, utilizing services provided by Bing Maps as well as the hosting capabilities of Amazon Web Services. Thus, not only is School Locator highly available, but also highly functional.
Through School Locator, anytime day or night the public can simply interact with the map to discover what locations fall within which school boundaries - no lengthy phone calls with school district personnel.
07.01.12 - Springfield, IL -GIS Solutions introduces new School Locator and School Analyst powered by Esri technology and Bing maps.
SPRINGFIELD, IL - The School Locator is a user friendly, hosted website that answers questions regarding school boundaries and assignments through address geocoding for both public school districts and private schools - saving staff time and money. The School Analyst is powered by Esri technology (ArcGIS Web API for Flex) and uses Bing maps for display.
12.20.11 - Springfield, IL - GIS Solutions Staff Earn Esri Certifications
CHICAGO - GIS Solutions, Inc., is proud to announce that 6 Senior Developers have recently been awarded Esri Technical Certification which recognizes superior skill levels utilizing Esri’s software for geographic information systems (GIS). Senior staff are now certified in the following areas: Enterprise Geodatabase Management Associate, Web Application Developer Associate, ArcGIS Desktop Professional, ArcGIS Desktop Developer, Enterprise System Design Associate and Enterprise Administration Associate.
“We’re very proud of our programming staff,” said Tim Johnson. “Their accomplishments demonstrate the level of GIS knowledge and professional expertise that GIS Solutions stands for.”
To earn Esri Technical Certification, candidates have to successfully pass an examination that assesses knowledge and skills cultivated through years of experience as a geographic information system professional. Since Esri launched the program, GIS Solutions Senior Developers are among the first earn this honor.
07.01.11 - Springfield, IL -GIS Solutions wins contract with City of Ashville, NC Water Resources Department for GIS Services to support integrated mobile platform.
SPRINGFIELD, IL -The City of Asheville contracted with GIS Solutions to provide services aimed at moving their existing solution to Maximo Spatial. In addition, the City included tasks for enabling their mobile work force with map-based tools for managing work in the field. GIS Solutions provided data and application design, development and deployment services to configure Maximo Spatial and deliver an integrated mobile platform.
05.01.11 - Springfield, IL - GIS Solutions Wins Contract with Illinois Tollway
CHICAGO - GIS Solutions, Inc., has recently been awarded a contract with the Illinois Tollway for GIS Technical Support and Services. The work for the Tollway encompasses two main tasks – Technical Support Services and GIS System Architecture Deployment and Migration.
The Technical Support Services task includes technical support for both application support as well as hardware support. Application support will include assisting with improvements and enhancements to existing applications while hardware support includes managing the development, testing and virtual environments.
The GIS System Architecture Deployment and Migration task requires support in planning, developing and migrating applications and hardware to update the existing GIS environment from 9.3.1 to the most current version. Extensive documentation, testing, as well as possible application changes will be required for a successful system migration.
04.30.11 - Springfield, IL - GIS Solutions to Provide ArcSDE Support Services for Illinois American Water
CHICAGO - GIS Solutions, Inc., has recently been awarded a contract with the Illinois American Water Company for ArcSDE support services. American Water is the largest regulated water and wastewater utility with operations in 18 States. Currently seven States have GIS operations, with several others working on the implementation; within the next 2-3 years all of the American Water States are expected to have production GIS environments. GIS supports engineering and operations functionality for the company. While the States operate their individual GISs independently, a common data model, tools and standards development are centrally maintained and coordinated with and among the States. GIS Solutions will provide ongoing support services for ArcSDE implementation which will include establishing development, production and publishing environments, as well as data migration and configuring and fine tuning ArcSDE with MS SQL server.
12.30.11 - Springfield, IL -GIS Solutions and Starboard Consulting awarded contract to provide integration services to Knoxville, TN Utility Board.
CHICAGO - GIS Solutions and Starboard Consulting were awarded a contract by the Knoxville, TN Utility Board (KUB) to implement an integrated asset management system based on IBM Maximo and Esri ArcGIS . The integration solution provides KUB with standardized work flows, improved identification and prioritization of work, efficient planning and scheduling of KUB resources (labor, materials, equipment, etc.) and improved decision-making through streamlined access to work and asset data.
12.01.10 - Springfield, IL - IDOT Updates Popular Travel Website.
Getting Around Illinois Redesign Debuts For Winter Driving Season
SPRINGFIELD – The latest on winter driving conditions, ongoing road construction, traffic volumes on state routes and the status of future projects is more accessible than ever on the new and improved www.gettingaroundillinois.com, unveiled today by Illinois Transportation Secretary Gary Hannig.
"The Illinois Department of Transportation strives to provide the best in customer service," Hannig said. "The relaunched Getting Around Illinois site makes it easier than ever for the public to tap into a wealth of travel information compiled by IDOT staff."
The site, featuring an interactive, multilayered map of Illinois, pulls together information from a variety of IDOT bureaus. A couple of mouse clicks is all it takes to find updated construction information, average daily traffic counts and projects contained in IDOT's multiyear plans. Users also can map their trips to include stops at various points of interest across the state, including gas stations, restaurants, hotels, schools, government offices and museums.
Since its inception five years ago, www.gettingaroundillinois.com remains a mainstay with travelers and weather forecasters for its road conditions updated every 10 minutes. During the winter, the site receives for an average of 50,000 hits a month.
The redesign incorporates a modernized map, highlighted by new aerial imagery and expanded points of interest. In addition, the site offers improved access to data critical for the commercial trucking industry, such as information about weight restrictions on local roads and bridges.
The revisions to the site were developed by IDOT and GIS Solutions in Springfield using popular mainstream technologies, such as Microsoft Silverlight, ESRI ArcGIS Server, NAVTEQ and Map Tips. For a look at some of the new features you'll find, check out this short video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZxhjpYN_9Q
09.28.10 - Springfield, IL - GIS Solutions awarded 6.1 million contract with IDOT.
GIS Solutions, Inc. was selected by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to provide on-site GIS professional consulting services and renewal of the NAVTEQ data.
Through this contract, GIS Solutions will provide GIS technical consulting and development services for IDOT GIS projects that address the strategic goals and GIS needs of the Agency. Specifically, GIS Solutions will provide consulting assistance in GIS technology that includes ESRI software and Microsoft .Net development tools. GIS Solutions will provide development support for IDOT’s GIS-centric applications along with integrating GIS into traditional business systems. In addition, GIS Solutions will assist IDOT in the development of custom web applications leveraging Microsoft Silverlight as a Rich Internet Applications (RIA) framework.
The NAVTEQ data will continue to provide IDOT with a viable and usable base road network as the core dataset for use in its GIS and other technology efforts. On a larger scale, this road network serves as a key component to integrating information within and between other State agencies and is a catalyst for data sharing across the State of Illinois.
07.01.10 - Springfield, IL - GIS Solutions and NAVTEQ were awarded USDOT Contract.
GIS Solutions, Inc. was selected by the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) to complete a contract for GIS technical services and NAVTEQ® map data for the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics (RITA/BTS).
GIS Solutions will provide consulting services to aggregate the NAVTEQ® map with other supported data and then convert the data into useable formats supported by RITA/BTS applications. Specifically, NAVTEQ map data will be integrated with geospatial transportation networks and facilities to enable a multi-modal network that supports routing within the RITA/BTS application, GeoMiler. The GeoMiler application develops core multi-modal routing models for domestic and export shipments for various transportation systems including sea ports, airports, railways and roads.
06.29.10 - Springfield, IL - GIS Solutions awarded Contract with Kane Co, IL Division of Transportation.
GIS Solutions, Inc. was selected by the Kane County Division of Transportation (KDOT) to complete a contract for GIS professional services including GIS application development and data integration.
Through this contract, GIS Solutions will provide GIS technical consulting for KDOT projects that address the strategic goals of GIS for the Agency. Specifically, GIS Solutions will provide consulting services to convert existing GIS applications to Adobe Flex API for GIS Server as well as the integration of data to other Kane County business systems. GIS Solutions will be providing on-going technical support for various development tasks and upgrading of the ESRI product suite.
07.01.09 - Springfield, IL - GIS Solutions, Inc. a full service GIS consulting firm and ESRI Business Partner, announced today the hiring of three Senior GIS Programmers, Mr. A.J. Romanelli, Mr. Brett Lawson and Mr. Keith Croteau.
Mr. Romanelli has been working in the field of GIS for over 14 years with expertise in the development, implementation, and maintenance of production grade GIS systems. Specifically, Mr. Romanelli has designed and developed mapping and reporting services using ArcGIS server and webservices for private and public sector clients including projects in areas of Transportation, Water and Waste Water Mangement, Agriculture and Enterprise GIS. Mr. Romanelli’s development of Oracle Spatial and ESRI SDE integration best practices brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his position. Mr. Romanelli earned his BA degree in Geology from New York State University and a Masters of Science in Geohydrology from Illinois State University.
Mr. Croteau has over 16 years experience in designing, developing, integrating, and supporting geographic information systems. Mr. Croteau has designed and built applications that span a variety of disciplines including Water and Waste Water Management, Environmental Monitoring, Asset management, State and Local Goverment, Travel and Tourism and Economic Development. Mr. Croteau earned his Bachelor of Science and Masters in Forestry and Natural Resource Management from Colorado State University.
Mr. Lawson has 8 years of experience as a Senior GIS Programmer and has worked on numerous enterprise GIS projects with development expertise in the ESRI product suite including ArcGIS Server and the integration of SharePoint. Mr. Lawson has implemented GIS projects in various market areas including Oil and Gas, Law Enforcement, Environmental Management and Forestry, Local Government and Public Health.
Mr. Lawson earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science & Physical Geography from Nipissing University in Ontario, Canada. He also completed a GIS Certification from Sir Sanford Fleming College in Ontario, Canada.
02.01.09 - Chicago, IL - In January 2009, GIS Solutions, Inc., and partners Avineon, EKI and Scarfe Consulting, completed a 5.3 million dollar data conversion project for the City of Chicago Department of Water Management. This project was a two year effort to establish a complete, functional GIS system for the citywide water distribution system, accessible by City personnel. The GIS system contains current and accurate water distribution system data converted from map and data sources such as atlas maps in paper and electronic formats, over 23,000 service plat maps and break and leak data in hand written formats.
01.05.09 - Springfield, IL - GIS Solutions and partner, NAVTEQ, provide data to the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries for the shortest pathfinder project. The NAACCR received a Komen for the Cure, 3 year, $300,000 grant for the project which will result in the development of a software application “Road Network Distance Application” that will process batches of patient records supplied by population based cancer registries in the United States and Canada. This application will output multiple measures of driving time and distance travel by car between the patient’s residence and the health care facilities visited for cancer diagnosis and treatment.
03.25.08 - Springfield, IL - GIS Solutions is working with the Illinois Department of Transportation to design, develop and inplement a new roadway inventory platform. The project will improve data sharing, provide standardized data formats, as well as improve data maintenance and reduce data errors. The project also involves building a geodatabase structure to support the integration of existing GIS, various operational databases and a variety of IDOT applications.
03.05.08 - Champaign, IL - MarketMaker,
developed in conjunction with the University of
IL Agricultural Extension, expands to 10
states through the National Portal. Visit the web site at: http://www.marketmaker.uiuc.edu/.
03.01.08 - Chicago, IL - GIS Solutions joins NAVTEQ Connections parter program. Learn more about location based solutions powered
by NAVTEQ map data. GIS Solutions also offers NAVTEQ Enhanced layers,
including NAVTEQ parcel data.