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Leveraging Geospatial Technology to Increase Local Government Transparency

Leveraging Geospatial Technology to Increase Local Government Transparency

Daniel Haverlah & Coleen Gentiles, City of Austin

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  1. Leveraging Geospatial Technology to
    Increase Local Government
    Transparency

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  2. Leveraging Geospatial Technology to
    Increase Local Government
    Transparency

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  3. •  Why is transparency important in local government?
    •  How can we leverage geospatial technology to provide more
    transparency?
    •  Discuss the importance of centralized and authoritative data to drive
    both internal and public GIS products
    •  Examples of tools and products that drive the transparency initiative
    •  Moving forward

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  4. What does transparency mean in local government?

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  5. - Identify your data maintainers
    - Document their current workflow(s)
    - Set up the data maintainer in a centralized environment
    - Document the new workflow(s)
    - Identify steps in the process that can be automated
    - Work on the pieces that can be automated one bite at time

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  6. Austin Police Dept.
    Austin Library Dept.
    Austin Trans. Dept.
    Austin Water Utility
    Neighborhood Housing and Comm. Development
    Parks and Rec. Dept.
    Public Works Dept.
    Editing
    ArcSDE
    Publishing
    ArcSDE
    Watershed Protection Dept.
    CIP
    Feature Class

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  7. CIP
    Feature Class
    Editing
    ArcSDE
    Publishing
    ArcSDE
    GIS
    Editors

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  8. CIP
    Feature Class
    Editing
    ArcSDE
    Publishing
    ArcSDE
    Capital Projects Explorer
    GIS
    Editors

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  9. Editing
    ArcSDE
    Editor 1
    Editor 2
    Publishing
    ArcSDE
    GIS Admin
    GIS Admin
    Source
    Data
    ETL

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  10. FGDB
    Typically at this stage, the
    data is manipulated. Sub sets
    are created, schema
    changed, etc.
    Editor hosts feature
    services
    DOCUMENT
    DOCUMENT
    DOCUMENT

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  11. Editing
    ArcSDE
    Staging
    FGDB
    GIS
    Editors
    GIS
    Admin

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  12. Standard Operating
    Procedure
    Purpose
    Definitions
    Process Steps

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  13. Editing
    ArcSDE
    Source
    Data
    Staging
    FGDB
    Sidewalk Program Projects GIS
    Editing Workflow

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  14. -  Identify individuals in your department that have GIS skills
    or are interested in obtaining them
    -  Identify individuals that will own a particular dataset and want to edit
    -  Centralize the data
    -  Communicate with all of the individuals in your department that work on GIS data
    -  Eliminate silos
    -  Set up work flows
    -  DOCUMENT the work flows
    -  Identify the steps that are candidates for automation
    -  Automate in pieces. Don’t try to tackle the entire workflow all at once
    -  Stay engaged in the GI S Community – what are others doing?
    What other technologies or solutions can we leverage?
    -  Never stop educating yourself. Technology constantly changes
    -  Take your own advice – lead by example

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  15. CIVIC:
    https://austintexas.gov/civic
    Capital Projects Exlporer:
    http://capitalprojects.austintexas.gov/projects
    LMAP:
    http://austin.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=21b476780a7347429d62a2e578b11ae9
    Sidewalk Program Projects:
    http://austin.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=02eecf190f5241f19f92492d63ba5ce2%20
    Credits:
    Danny Haverlah
    City of Austin
    Public Works Department
    [email protected]

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