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Digital Map Products Announces Launch of CityGIS2 and CommunityView 07.09.2002

July 9, 2002
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CommunityView is the company's newest product.

Digital Map Products (DMP) has launched CityGIS2, the next generation of its popular Internet-based software service for local government, public agencies and utilities. Simultaneously, the company is launching its newest product, CommunityView, which allows local governments to deliver the power of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) directly to their constituents as an E-Gov solution. Not just a toolbox to build a GIS capability, CityGIS2 is a turnkey solution—allowing rapid data deployment at a fraction of the cost of a traditional in-house GIS. It provides up-to-the-minute, integrated data for the tracking, analyzing and reporting of a wealth of information tied to a city’s geography.

”Eighty percent of all local government processes are tied to a location, we have built CityGIS2 to be the ideal information access solution for staff and managers across all departments in an agency,” said Jim Skurzynski, president of DMP, in announcing the product launch.

Using CityGIS2, employees in all departments, from public works to economic development, can quickly and visually call up a complete profile of any parcel or neighborhood through their Web browser. In meeting the needs of city staff across departments, CityGIS2 facilitates collaboration and data sharing. Users from the central office to remote locations have equal and immediate access to the system.

An innovative new feature, EmergencyMapAccess, is designed to make mission-critical emergency response information quickly available to all those who need it.

Other new features include enhanced graphics and faster map navigation, tools to draw and label maps, and a Hazards Tab showing property proximity to various environmental hazards. Innovative productivity tools and features include the notification module, which streamlines the process of creating and producing public notices. According to management analyst Karen Haluza, the City of Brea, California reduced staff costs by nearly 95 percent for the production of public notices using this feature.

Data solutions such as aerial orthophotography, property ownership data and parcel graphics are included in the CityGIS2 subscription. In addition, DMP leverages its extensive relationships with data providers to obtain specific data sets to meet a client’s needs or will integrate a city’s existing data.

“As a hosted subscription service, CityGIS2 is saving our clients significant budget resources when compared to building and staffing an in-house solution,” says Steve Stautzenbach, DMP’s vice president of sales and marketing. A comparable application built in-house can cost more than four times the subscription price of CityGIS2.

Using the new CityGIS2 API (application programming interface), agencies Acan now customize CityGIS2. using this robust application programming interfaceFor example, an agency can use the CityGIS2 API to interface with third party databases, create custom query tools and add editable map layers. Using CityGIS2, employees in all departments, from public works to economic development can quickly and visually call up a complete profile of any parcel or neighborhood through their Web browser. In meeting the needs of city staff across departments, CityGIS2 facilitates collaboration and data sharing. Users from the central office to remote locations have equal and immediate access to the systemInnovative productivity tools and features include the notification module, which streamlines the process of creating and producing public notices. According to management analyst Karen Haluza, the City of Brea, California reduced staff costs by nearly 95 percent for the production of public notices alone.

In addition to substantial budget savings, CityGIS2 offers numerous other advantages. CityGIS2 is usable immediately, and subscribers enjoy the benefit of the latest upgrades and software enhancements, without the hassle of installation and ongoing maintenance.

Although it is a hosted solution, CityGIS2 is highly customizable to meet each subscriber’s needs. It can be modified with custom data and map layers, plus many subscriber-defined settings.Using the new CityGIS2 API (application programming interface), agencies Acan now customize CityGIS2. using this robust application programming interfaceFor example, an agency can use the CityGIS2 API to interface with third party databases, create custom query tools and add editable map layers. Using CityGIS2, employees in all departments, from public works to economic development can quickly and visually call up a complete profile of any parcel or neighborhood through their Web browser. In meeting the needs of city staff across departments, CityGIS2 facilitates collaboration and data sharing. Users from the central office to remote locations have equal and immediate access to the system. Using the new CityGIS2 API (application programming interface), agencies can now customize CityGIS2. For example, an agency can use the CityGIS2 API to interface with third party databases, create custom query tools and add editable map layers.

CityGIS2 now includes a robust application programming interface (API). Using the new CityGIS2 API (application programming interface), agencies Acan now customize CityGIS2. using this robust application programming interfaceFor example, an agency can use the CityGIS2 API to interface with third party databases, create custom query tools and add editable map layers.

CommunityView

DMP’s newest product, CommunityView, allows cities to leverage CityGIS2 to deliver the power of GIS directly to their citizens. CommunityView makes maps and geographic information readily available through an easy-to-use Internet portal on a city’s Web site.

Citizens have access to high-resolution aerial photographs and map layers showing property parcels, zoning boundaries, and hazard and environmental impact regions. By allowing constituents to conduct research and easily find answers to their questions, CommunityView significantly reduces staff time at the pubic counter. Citizens can use CommunityView to begin the process for permit applications, investigate code complaints, study flood and earthquake hazards, or simply research property information in their neighborhood.

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