Geographic Data Technology, Inc., (GDT) a developer of premier map databases, today announced that the Environmental Working Group and the Fannie Mae Foundation have selected GDT data for use within ESRI’s ArcIMS Route Server Extension to provide superb routing, geocoding and map display for web applications. The Environmental Working Group will use ArcIMS software and GDT data to create an informational web site identifying hazardous waste transportation routes. The Fannie Mae Foundation has used the tools to create an Intranet-based application that helps its program officers learn more about the communities they serve.
The ArcIMS Route Server Extension, coupled with GDT data, allows ArcIMS users to add high-performance routing and directions to web sites. By integrating GDT’s premier street and address data with the ArcIMS and ArcIMS Route Server technology, users have access to superior map display, geocoding, driving directions, and route calculations. GDT has optimized the routing and geocoding capabilities of its Dynamap® products to offer unsurpassed performance within ESRI’s ArcIMS Route Server Extension. With more than 6.9 million miles of roadways mapped in North America, GDT offers comprehensive, seamless coverage of the continent’s central cities, rural areas, and fast-growing suburbs.
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) uses GDT’s Route Server data pack, Dynamap®/Display and ArcIMS Route Server on the web site, https://www.mapscience.org/. MapScience.org identifies the proximity of homes to routes proposed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to transport nuclear waste to Yucca Mountain in Nevada. Users of the site enter their address and get a customized map identifying the proposed nuclear transport route along with schools, hospitals and one-, two-, and five-mile buffer zones. State and major metro maps are also available and the application will calculate the impact zones in the event of an accident along the transport route.
The Fannie Mae Foundation uses GDT data with the ArcIMS Route Server Extension in FMF-MAPS, an Intranet application that provides community-level data for affordable housing and community development programs. With FMF-MAPS, foundation program officers can navigate through a map interface to identify areas of specific interest. The user can then generate maps and summary reports and data at the neighbourhood level. The information is used in the evaluation of grant applications and to help target Foundation programs and outreach services.