Automating and Improving Data and Process Quality Control with GIS and EnerGov 9

One of the many ways a government agency can increase efficiencies in their permitting, licensing and asset management process is to leverage their geographic information system (GIS).  The EnerGov 9 Enterprise Server  platform was specifically built to be seamlessly integrated with GIS,  allowing government agencies to accurately manage and analyze data from a spatial standpoint— enabling well-informed decisions about land use or assets.

One simple but effective feature in EnerGov 9 that allows the leveraging of geographical data is the ability to initiate events, such as a case, permit or license application process, directly from GIS.  Code enforcement officials can accurately locate an address, parcel or even a vacant lot and initiate an inspection case or permitting process right from the map, allowing for case histories to be queried spatially in the future.   Parcel attribute information, such as the size of the parcel, can be automated and streamlined within the regulatory process.  Furthermore, EnerGov’s  “Georules Engine” can be configured a variety of ways in order to automate notification processes related to any conditions or alerts related to the property.

GIS polygon toolIn addition to addresses and parcels, GIS tools allow any type of irregular area to be tracked and managed.  With refined editing capabilities, points, lines and polygon features can be drawn and tracked for a parade route permit or an irregular-shaped area of an engineering encroachment permit.  Agencies can also improve managing their public assets by tracking any object with spatial relevance, such as hydrants, water drains, or trees.

EnerGov’s integration of a government agency’s GIS allows for powerful automation of business functions, ensures the uniformity and verification of the case location, improves accessibility of information between different departments and helps to visualize and analyze regulatory cases and records. As GIS continues to rapidly advance with other technologies including 3D and building information modeling, it will become an indispensable and foundational technology utilized within the regulatory and asset management processes.

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