HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Jan. 21, 2004 -- Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions announced the Public Works Department of the City of Redmond, Wash., has chosen Intergraph's Geospatial Resource Management (GRM) solutions to improve delivery of its public services - water and sewer - to residents.
The City of Redmond serves a population of 46,000, but with the daily influx of commuters, handles demand for more than 90,000 customers. Using GeoMedia® PublicWorks Manager, the city will replace its legacy AM/FM system with a data-centric GRM system that links to the city's other corporate systems, including customer information and asset management systems.
The integration between the new GeoMedia/Microsoft® SQL Server-based environment and other systems will enable city employees across departments to access data and directly update data one time for all of their purposes, whether it is for billing, permitting or additional daily tasks. The switch from the previous CAD-based environment to a mainstream IT platform will reduce long-term support costs and overall total cost of ownership for the city.
"Besides quickly providing the city with numerous financial benefits, the ability to link to other corporate systems will increase efficiency by giving users access to a more complete set of information that is available across our enterprise," said Melissa Faga, GIS Manager, City of Redmond. "The new system will allow us to easily adapt to our growing infrastructure and assets and respond more promptly to our growing customer base."
Streamlining engineering workflows for routine maintenance and upgrades
New demands such as increased maintenance and updates to public systems combined with increased customer requests prompted city officials to explore various ways to streamline their daily workflows. Besides efficiencies gained for management and administration operations, the new system will give the department a foundation for engineering flow analysis. In addition to supporting typical design and drafting workflows, the new implementation will allow city engineers to use the network model for input to hydraulic analysis programs, such as DHI MOUSE. The network model will now be maintained in one department, eliminating redundant data entry.
The City of Redmond chose to standardize using GeoMedia technology because its open technology approach allows integration of many different data formats. This enables the city to integrate GIS into the day-to-day discipline of numerous workflows. The entire network can now be spatially analyzed from an employee's desktop, providing a means to streamline maintenance and map production. The city's network data will also be accessed from the GeoMedia-based enterprise Web environment currently under development.
The implementation is scheduled to be completed by May 2004. Visit http://imgs.intergraph.com/solutions/ for more information about Intergraph's solutions.
City of Redmond, Washington, USA
The City of Redmond is situated east of Seattle in the high tech Mecca of the Pacific Northwest. The city's present population is 46,000. However, during the day, the city's population grows to more than 90,000.
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