Sept. 10, 2002 – Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions has announced that the City of DeKalb, Ill., Public Works Department, has chosen Intergraph’s GeoMedia – Hansen Interface to complete its geospatial infrastructure environment. With the GeoMedia-Hansen Interface, DeKalb has an integrated environment for its spatial and asset data that enables the public works staff to relate tabular information in the department’s Hansen system to its spatial location using GeoMedia technology. With constant upgrades to the water and sewer systems in their city of 40,000, the ability to link graphic elements in GeoMedia Professional to the database records they currently have in the Hansen system will assist water repair crews to receive and deliver accurate information. Tighter integration of asset data led to streamlined workflows, which translated into quicker response time to customer requests and issues.
Prior to implementing Intergraph’s GeoMedia-Hansen Interface, the city used the technology of both Intergraph and Hansen Information Technologies for more than 10 years. City staff can now easily switch between the map-based display in GeoMedia Professional and the detailed asset records in Hansen. The resulting visualization means that assets can be more efficiently identified and grouped. For example, city water repair crews can easily determine which Hansen database record corresponds to a map feature. The technology also enables users to spatially access work orders, customer service requests, and asset groups.