PntTrax @ King County GIS User Group - Feb 2013

PntTrax @ King County GIS User Group - Feb 2013

Focused on imparting the benefits of simple open source web apps in small businesses. Specifically, creating a tool which empowers a project manager to locate GPS datasets quickly and efficiently, without requiring intervention from a GIS staffer to locate and convert these data into a format consumable by the client.

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Matthew Kenny

February 06, 2013
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  1. 10.

    The Problem •Where is it on our file system? •Active

    Projects? •Inactive Projects? Thursday, April 4, 13
  2. 11.

    The Problem •Lack of institutional knowledge. • Data often pre-date

    my tenure at RIDOLFI. • I may have been in college or high school when some of these data were collected. Thursday, April 4, 13
  3. 12.

    The Problem •Poor storage / record keeping results in a

    loss of efficiency. •Longer turn around time to client. •Higher level of effort expended ($$$). Thursday, April 4, 13
  4. 13.

    The Goal • Empower data users (PMs --> Clients) to

    have access the data they need. • Remove myself from the fulfillment of the data request. • Focus on cleaning and maintaining the datasets themselves. Thursday, April 4, 13
  5. 20.

    In Conclusion • See a simple and often repeated task?

    Automate it. • Open Source Tools == Great. They’re free. • Batteries Included == Great. Focus on the hard stuff. Thursday, April 4, 13