Infrastructure and Management. Spatial Information Management in the City of Saint Paul. Spatial data use at a glance. We are: The City of Saint Paul, which includes all of the infrastructure within the public Right-of-way.
Spatial Information Management in the
City of Saint Paul
We are: The City of Saint Paul, which includes all of the infrastructure within the public Right-of-way.
We use: Spatial tools for Infrastructure Maintenance Management tasks.
The “bad”: Data that is: hard to find and/or it’s out of date.
The “good”: Easy to find and up to date.
We can: Share now, are setup, ready and willing to partner with other spatial data owners to provide the same capabilities at a regional level (and beyond?).
SECTION 2 – We use . . .
In other words . . .
. . . Keeping track of a lot of stuff !
Property or Survey Lines
851 miles of Streets
1,254 miles of Sewers
31,806 Street Lights
1,007 miles of sidewalks
26,100 Catch Basins.
SECTION 3(a) – The good . . .
Data owners take
You can trust
what’s in GISmo.
= Flexibility !
It’s been going
Strong since 2004.
Trust in the System and the data authors.
Has lead to continued success.
Contributions of data for Publishing.
Eased many previously labor intensive processes.
Owners of data sets are taking responsibility for their data.
In many cases the data was always there and updated, just not in a form for general reuse.
The Open Source toolsets have allowed us a very high level of flexibility to respond to users.
SECTION 3(b) – The bad . . .
Some datasets still
don’t have a custodian
The system is
that could be added
Still those data owners not seeing the benefits of publishing to the masses.
Still some data sets available, but without a custodian to maintain.
Still some labor intensive tasks that could be streamlined with a better system development team in place.
System is getting old and replacement is being planned.
SECTION 4(a) – We can . . .
The GISmo system of tools is already sharing data.
All of our published data, internal as well as external, is available as a WMS service (map overlays).
Where appropriate, selected datasets are also available as WFS layers (as features).
Some layers need to be protected from prying eyes for security or contractual reasons.
Publishing of the restricted datasets requires more administrative effort, but it is configurable.
SECTION 4(b) – We want to . . .
Are you (collectively,)
ready to rumble?
. . . work towards the
GIS Systems Developer
City of Saint Paul, Public Works, Technical Services