The City of Roanoke, VA Chooses SiteVision For Geographic Information System Support
Roanoke VA September 9, 2015 — The City of Roanoke, Virginia has contracted with SiteVision, Inc. for ongoing support and enhancement of the City’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The city’s GIS system is used extensively by the public, as well as by city employees. The firm, together with the city, collaborated to design the original GIS architecture, along with improvements over the years.
The City (http://www.roanokeva.gov) uses GIS to solve problems and improve business processes while promoting enterprise solutions. GIS is a system of computer software, hardware, data, and personnel to help manipulate, analyze and present information tied to a spatial location.
As a veteran in the geospatial sector, SiteVision has been planning, developing and hosting GIS Internet applications since the mid-1990’s. The firm’s experience ranges from evaluating, recommending, and designing local, regional, and state GIS applications and related infrastructures, to developing national systems designed to store and access multiple petabytes of geospatial Information.
SiteVision (http://www.sitevision.com), among other responsibilities, will provide on-going maintenance to all versions of the Real Estate GIS websites. The firm in concert with the city will also assist in customization and development of future website upgrades, server design and software solutions. SiteVision will collaborate with the city’s GIS staff to provide additional technical expertise and recommendations as requested.
Currently, the City’s Real Estate GIS system offers desktop, tablet, and mobile versions. A comprehensive selection of search tools allows the user to query the City’s real estate system and access detailed property information directly. Community information provides users with a summary of specific neighborhood information such as school zones, voter precincts, trash collection, greenways, and youth athletic regions. The incentive portal provides a summary of city, state and federal incentive programs available to a specific parcel.
Other GIS functionality includes tools for selecting and drawing spatial queries. Users may access related community and incentive data, create reports, and use links to the city’s permitting center. Google maps and city-owned Pictometry imagery are incorporated. In addition to specific parcel information, the map services include community layering indicating greenways, parks, schools, voter precincts, golf courses, and more.
About SiteVision: SiteVision, Inc. (http://www.sitevision.com) is an Internet application development, consulting, design and hosting firm. The firm provides solutions for a broad spectrum of markets and industries, as well as for state, federal and international entities. Expertise includes custom, dynamic applications, consulting to achieve unique goals, geographic information systems (GIS), and content management systems. Hosting services include shared, custom and dedicated hosting solutions, as well as map and GIS application hosting.
SiteVision, Inc. participates in, or is available through, the following state and federal contracting vehicles, and is an SOC 1 SSAE 16 Type II compliant firm:
The firm’s home office is in Roanoke, VA, with sales offices in Charlottesville, VA and Miami, FL.