Regional district of Okanagan-Similkameen recognized for ArcPad applications

Regional district of Okanagan-Similkameen recognized for ArcPad applications

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The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) was presented with an Award of Excellence at ESRI Canada’s annual ESRI Regional User Conference in Kelowna. Alex Miller, President of ESRI Canada, the leading geographic information systems (GIS) provider in Canada, presented the Award in recognition of their ArcPad applications. More than 150 GIS professionals were on hand for the presentation, which was one of the highlights of the conference.

Over the past several years RDOS staff have input approximately 16,000 land parcels into a cadastral mapping format. In 2001, the system was expanded to use ArcIMS technology, which allows staff to access, view, and query GIS information including civic ownership, legal, tax code, assessed values, topographic, water systems, sewer systems, and various other data layers. It also allows users to select parcels, generate buffers, and create mailing lists directly from their web browser. In 2002, a 911 ArcIMS application was added to allow Fire Dispatch and area Fire Departments access to parcel location and owner information by entering a civic address.