New Kent County, Virginia’s Public Utilities Department recently contracted with WorldView Solutions to update county’s water and sewer utilities GIS layers using data contained in various construction plan sets. A GPS field survey with sub-foot accuracy will be conducted to verify the asset and improve their location accuracy in the County’s Enterprise GIS.
Juniata County, Pennsylvania recently contracted with WorldView Solutions for ongoing maintenance and support services. The WorldView Maintenance and Support Services Team will provide the County with monthly updates to its tax parcel GIS layer and link it with information contained in their assessment database.
Powhatan recently contracted with WorldView Solutions on a new project to assist with the augmentation, update and remediation of public safety GIS and other location-related data. This will enhance current and anticipated public safety operations and establish ongoing methodologies and procedures to position its public safety datasets for persistent Next Generation 911 (NG911) readiness and alignment with the Commonwealth of Virginia Statewide 9-1-1 Comprehensive Plan.
WorldView Solutions is participating in the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts/State Conservation Commission’s 70th Annual Conference (PACD/SCC) as a Gold Sponsor to support the launch of its PracticeKeeper conservation planning application. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has contracted with WorldView to provide PracticeKeeper licenses to all Soil and Water Conservation Districts across the State. PracticeKeeper is a cloud hosted land and water resource planning software platform developed by WorldView Solutions for conservation districts, state government, and private entities. The platform includes modules for tracking and reporting for data related to Best Management Practices, Conservation Plans, Nutrient Management Plans, Watershed Management, and Erosion and Sediment Control.
Juniata County, PA recently launched WorldView’s ParcelViewer application to serve as the County’s web mapping platform. The application will provide County staff and the public with easy to use tools for querying, displaying, and analyzing the County’s tax parcel GIS layer along with information contained in their assessment database. For more information, please contact Stuart Blankenship at Stuart.Blankenship@worldviewsolutions.com.
WorldView Solutions is pleased to have been selected by the State of North Carolina to provide GIS Planning, Data Converstion, Application Development, and Consulting Services for state agencies, universities, and local governments. WorldView’s North Carolina roots run deep, having supported customers in the state for many years, and we look forward to the opportunity to earn new clients through the convenience of this new contracting vehicle.
Throughout May, Worldview Solutions provided on-site training to over 100 Newport News Public Works staff on the latest version of Cityworks. Public Works staff were trained on how to perform day to day operations including processing work orders & service requests, core functionality of an overhauled mapping user interface, and searching/reporting on assets in the system. This upgraded system is a complete web-based platform that replaces the desktop version of the Cityworks software suite. The upgrade to this new web-based platform is a significant paradigm shift for the city in how they utilize their asset management platform and will allow the city to save money by reducing software licensing required to support their older implementation.
This year, Worldview sponsored the Senior Capstone Project for Computer Science at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). The Senior Capstone Project for the 2016-2017 VCU academic year was the Richmond Mural Tour. The main objective was to create a mobile application allowing users to go on customized tours of the murals in the City of Richmond. Working with Capstone sponsors, VCU students tackle this practical learning experience by addressing real world problems, encountering real world constraints, learning fundamentals of teamwork, and applying learned theory. To complete the project, an EXPO is held in April. This annual signature event for the VCU School of Engineering offers capstone design teams the opportunity to display and demonstrate their prototypes, which are the culmination of eight months of effort. The EXPO allows undergraduate engineering students to share capstone projects with the greater Richmond community and to increase the awareness of the engineering profession among middle and high school students.
WorldView staff sponsors and participants included Matt McGee (Developer and Capstone Student at VCU), Michael Kolonay (Project Sponsor), Brittany Lebel (Project Sponsor), and Stan Harrison (Project Coordinator). Paul McDonald (Developer and Capstone Student at VCU) worked closely with WorldView’s Matt McGee to build a mobile application for android and iPhone using ionic and angular frameworks.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by to see us at the 2017 Virginia GIS Conference at Virginia Tech.
The Virginia Association for Mapping and Land Information Systems is a professional association in Virginia designed to provide educational and networking opportunities for professionals who have an interest in the mapping sciences in Virginia. Their annual conference provides attendees with the opportunity to enjoy informative presentations and shared insights into new ESRI releases – there was a lot to learn this year about user solutions for asset management and mobile apps.
WorldView looks forward to sharing new and improved data management techniques with all of our clients this year!
In March, as a part of WorldView’s ongoing commitment to serve as mentors to area students interested in IT professions, WorldView again hosted a group of 50 computer science students from Godwin High School and Henrico’s Advanced Career Education Center at Hermitage who spent the morning in our offices learning about various aspects and applications of information technology. They witnessed two professional office environments in action, sat in on demos given by WorldView staff, and enjoyed a presentation by VCU professor Dr. Bennett Ward from the School of Engineering. VCU instructor, Will Shuart, and Luck Stone supervisor, John Blackmore, also gave a presentation and hands-on demo on drone technology. They then took a walk to Carmax Shockoe for an office tour and demo on Product Development before a pizza lunch and Q&A wrap up. It was an interesting, informative morning for students and guests alike.
WorldView will continue working with area students in the future with the hope that the knowledge and exposure they gain from such experiences will inspire and motivate them to continue pursuing their passion for innovative technologies.