The Western Regional Government Technology Conference Advisory Board has recognized the City of Fairfield, California for its innovative government solution: the GIS Management Portal, which was developed in partnership with Farallon Geographics. The award was presented by J. Clark Kelso, CIO of the State of California and Co-Chair of GTC’s 2005 Advisory Board and Lori Ruebel, GTC Western Regional Director. Farallon Geographics based in San Francisco, is working in the filed of planning, implementation, and integration of GIS and software to support mission critical business functions.
Farallon’s web-based GIS management portal consolidates data housed in multiple independently managed databases into a single, easy-to-use web site. The portal uses GIS technology and standard IT tools to integrate data from departments into a visual decision support tool that is used by City staff and managers to better understand and manage their assets. Farallon Geographics developed the portal using ESRI’s ArcIMS and ArcSDE server software. Several applications were developed by the City and Farallon, including Property Review, Notification, Economic Development, and Megan’s Law Mapping. The portal also provides access to GIS metadata, standards, and contact information. The GIS management portal has provided easy access to accurate geospatial data across City departments.