During last week’s ESRI’s International User Conference in San Diego, the City of Huber Heights (Ohio) received a prestigious SAG (Special Achievement in GIS) Award. The City was recognized for the implementation of the Huber Heights Geographic Information System (HHGIS) as its city-wide geospatial data infrastructure.
We want to specifically congratulate Anthony Pagan (right) and Ken Carrier (left), who accepted the Award on behalf of the City’s GIS team from ESRI’s president, Jack Dangermond.
Transmap is proud to have contributed to Huber Height’s successful GIS implementation.
While most of the attention goes to public safety and how the HHGIS supports emergency response and 911 dispatching, Transmap played an important role in building the street network as well as the City’s sign and pavement management systems.
Here’s a summary of Transmap’s part of this successful project (from the City’s project report):
City Pavement Analysis and Sign Inventory: With the assistance of TransMap we have been able to implement the pavement analysis and street sign inventory project. With the assistance of TransMap we implemented MicroPaver to help the engineering department with the classification of streets according to the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Pavement Condition Index (PCI). This project facilitated the engineering department to better organize road improvement projects. The street sign inventory was done according to ODOT Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) codes; this project facilitated the street department to develop an efficient sign replacement schedule.
Huber Heights was able to implement its GIS quickly by employing a hybrid approach. Instead of hiring a large firm to oversee the project as a system integrator, the City managed most of the project in house, however, they outsourced data collection to private vendors.
Huber Heights saved approximately $500,000 in GIS data digitizing, mapping and data collection by developing 50% of all GIS projects in house and by hiring smaller firms with little overhead , such as Transmap, to collect specialized data for pavement conditions and a traffic sign inventory. In that way the City was able to keep the cost of developing its GIS to a minimum.
If you need help implementing an award winning GIS, a pavement management or sign management system, please call Howard Luxhoj at 877.263.5589 for a free consultation.