Berlin officials agree on GIS mapping

Berlin officials agree on GIS mapping

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Berlin, Germany, 27 April 2006: Despite several cost concerns, Berlin officials voted unanimously in favour of providing necessary funding to implement a GIS to provide up-to-date layout information for areas within their municipal boundaries.

Presented by Dr. Michael Scott from Salisbury University, Berlin’s new GIS will provide enhanced information to the town in areas of asset management, fiscal reporting, maintenance, citizen query responses, nuisance abatement tracking, public safety and several different areas of planning.

With plans to employ interns to do much of the work, Scott offered the town the GIS deal for a rough $7,800 price tag. Ultimately, despite the financial concerns, the town decided to fund the cost of implementing GIS and automatically allocated half of the total cost, or $3,944.