California, USA, 12 July 2006: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has awarded a $10 million contract for developing an Enterprise GIS, based on ESRI GIS technology to Woolpert, Inc. The Enterprise GIS will support Sky Harbor’s planned $2 billion improvement project that includes runway rehabilitation, a new terminal, and a possible people-mover system. Dennis Murphy, Sky Harbor information technology project manager said that it would be utilised to establish efficient management of our existing assets and airport operations.
By 2009, Woolpert will equip Sky Harbor with a Web portal-based information management system that uses GIS technology to incorporate basemaps and data with more than a dozen key support applications. The finished system will integrate the airport’s SAP business solutions software with custom, GIS-based lease, document, noise control, master planning, environmental, and facilities management applications.
ESRI ArcGIS Server software will support the Web portal-based information management system. ArcGIS Server is a comprehensive platform for delivering enterprise GIS applications that are centrally managed and support multiple users. It will enable the airport system to: Deliver advanced GIS Web services internally and to other organizations; Integrate GIS and other IT technologies using industry-standard software; Provide centrally managed, multiuser editing capabilities.