Friday, May 20 2022

The town of Round Rock is home to one of the best public sector geographic information system (GIS) programs in North America, according to a 2020 survey by Citywide PSD measure the maturity and performance of 90 government organizations.

the Geospatial maturity index (IGM) the survey helps public sector organizations measure the maturity of their MIS program with their peers; Round Rock ranked 19th overall and second among cities in Texas.

“GIS provides the backbone of many essential services to the Town of Round Rock” Chief Information Officer Heath douglas noted. “This recognition further validates our commitment to finding new ways to improve the quality of life for residents and to help our local businesses through the use of geospatial The data. “

In the survey, participants detailed the ways they have used GIS to better serve residents.

The following are examples of GIS use by the Town of Round Rock:

  • the COVID-19 monitoring dashboard, which provided information to more than 85,000 online visitors regarding the number of local cases, testing sites, vaccination rates and more throughout the pandemic.
  • A dashboard that helped the city’s parks and recreation department navigate brush pickup requests that were made after winter storm Uri in February 2021.
  • A workbook that allows the Department of Public and Environmental Services at analyze his work orders, requests, inspections and associated costs.
  • A dashboard that enabled Transport Services Department to analyze the distribution and cost of more than 3,800 work orders completed in 2020.

PSD Citywide specializes in web-based software for governments to modernize asset management, maintenance management, permitting, budgeting and GIS. PSD created the GMI to support the development of GIS programs, capacity building and innovation in public sector organizations.

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