WorldView Solutions was awarded a contract to provide ongoing GIS consulting services to the City of Hopewell Department of Public Utilities. Leveraging its GIS capabilities and previous experience with the City, WorldView team members will ensure Hopewell receives outstanding professional GIS mapping and database services in the following task areas: Maintain INFOR EAM / GIS Integration Provide services related to the design of an INFOR EAM / GIS integration module for the City. Maintain Documentation of INFOR EAM Workflows Maintain documentation of the City’s GIS and INFOR EAM data as a series of utility software user guides. Ongoing Maintenance and Support Provide turnkey maintenance and support of the City’s relevant GIS data and INFOR EAM data.
WorldView Solutions was selected by Data Transfer Solutions (DTS), makers of VUEWorks, to support implementation of a new statewide asset management system for the Virginia Department of Transportation. The new GIS based solution will replace multiple legacy systems to provide a single integrated platform for managing VDOT’s and DRPT’s vast (2nd largest DOT in the nation) inventory of roadway, structures, and signage. An advantage of the VUEWorks platform is ease of managing work orders and inspections using lightweight mobile devices regardless of available connectivity in the field. VDOT’s new HMMS will leverage other VDOT systems that WorldView supports including the Customer Service Center application and the Roadway Inventory Management System (RIMS).
WorldView Solutions has been awarded a contract to deliver updates and enhancements to the City of Franklin, Virginia’s Geographic Information System (GIS). Notable services to be provided include: design and migration of the City’s existing geodatabase to the Esri Local Government Information Model; the creation of an electric utilities geospatial dataset; and development of public and secure access GIS web applications. In addition, WorldView will be providing updates for existing cadastral, public utilities administrative and base map datasets, as well as ongoing system maintenance services. In recent months, WorldView has provided public safety GIS data updates and configured a high precision GPS field data collection solution for the City.
WorldView is completing the process of transitioning all existing clients using the ParcelViewer application to a new code base. The City of Waynesboro and the Counties of Caroline and Dinwiddie are the latest customers to be transitioned to the new application which includes performance improvements and a fresh, modern interface.
WorldView has teamed up with CodeVA, a Richmond-based nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science education in Virginia by instructing teachers and students. Based in Richmond, Code VA’s teacher training efforts and outreach to districts, parents and policymakers assumes a statewide footprint. Currently fewer than 10% of Virginia schools offer computer science courses. Meanwhile more than 70% of STEM-field jobs are Computer Science jobs. In the classroom, Code VA “teaches kids to code.” WorldView will assist this fall with both classroom coding instruction and student workshops, and teacher training.
As part of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Water Modernization Program effort, the WorldView Team will migrate and enhance DEQ’s legacy Pollution Abatement permitting application. A Virginia Pollution Abatement (VPA) permit may be issued by DEQ whenever an owner handles waste and wastewater in a manner that does not involve discharging to sewage treatment or to state waters under a valid Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) permit.
WorldView is completing a statewide land cover project that will provide a freely available downloadable product of land cover classifications at 1-meter resolution. This initiative has been a joint effort with various state departments such as DCR, VGIN, and DEQ, and will be an important part of the current Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model update. The major delivery of land cover for counties within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed was completed in June and is now available. Click here for details.
GIS continues to become the central asset repository and key integrating technology at the Department of Public Unities (DPU). The result is the future integration of GIS into almost every interaction users have with data management systems within DPU. Therefore, as the use of GIS in the Department of Public Utilities continues to grow, the need for contracted annual maintenance and support resources to address improved maintenance and support is increasing. This contract award will effectively serve as a continuation of the services provided over the course of the last several years.
Worldview has been awarded a statewide land cover analysis project through VGIN (Virginia Geographic Information Network) as a follow up to the previously awarded statewide land cover dataset development project. Upon completion of the statewide land cover project, Worldview will be conducting a spatial analysis of riparian corridors within the state, as well as conducting a change detection analysis from land cover classifications derived from 2006/2007 VBMP imagery.