Newark's Geographic Information System (GIS) team, housed within the Public Works and Water Resources Department (PWWR), recently received the "Special Achievement in GIS" award at the Esri annual conference. Esri received approximately 100,000 nominations and Newark was selected as one of 100 national winners.
The award-winning project developed by Mark Neimeister, Brian Laws, and Jay Hodny will be used by the PWWR inspectors on the 430+ stormwater management areas around Newark each year. The GIS-centric application will eliminate the need for manual compilation of the many report pieces necessary to complete these inspections, saving the inspectors valuable time. A more detailed and thorough description of how GIS is used in the City can be found in this case study featured by Esri.
GIS Technician Jay Hodny, Ph.D., also shares his expertise with GIS practitioners at national and local conferences. Additionally, his work on various projects in Newark is being used as an example for how to improve efficiencies and increase transparency in other cities. For more information on how Dr. Hodny's work is assisting the Wilmington City Council, read this article by News Journal reporter Anitra Johnson.
About Esri: Esri is the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping. Since 1969, they have supported customers with geographic science and geospatial analytics, what they call The Science of Where. Esri takes a geographic approach to problem-solving, brought to life by modern GIS technology. The organization is committed to using science and technology to build a sustainable world.