Neighborhood America announces the latest upgrade to its industry-leading Public Comment Service. The Company has teamed with ESRI, the industry leader in GIS technology, to integrate a GIS module into the Public Comment Service. The application now delivers near real-time mapping capabilities through ArcWeb services provided by ESRI, and further developed by Neighborhood America.
“The integration of Neighborhood America’s Public Comment Service with GIS ArcWeb services is a tremendous step towards providing planners and citizens alike the tools necessary to facilitate the public participatory planning process,” stated Milton Ospina, Solutions Manager at ESRI.
Neighborhood America’s Public Comment Service enables the electronic collection, analysis and reporting of public comment. With the latest advance, Public Comment Service customers now have the added benefit of visually mapping levels of participation to specific geographic areas.
The on demand mapping tool plots citizen participation activity by zip code, indicating where public comments have originated. Customers may view participation maps on a local, regional or national level, and zoom in/out to perform geographical analysis pertaining to a specific area. Built-in security features ensure the protection of privacy levels and prohibit unauthorized users from accessing the data.