August 30, 2006 By News Report
Single Process Winner
City of Dallas, Texas, POSSE Land Management System
Enterprise Systems Winners
Illinois State Toll Highway Authority -- GeoSource
The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority GeoSource system is exemplary for providing an intranet portal for interacting with all of the Tollway departments in a simple and efficient graphic manner. GeoSource allows Tollway staff to access and understand GIS information used in their daily decisions regarding construction, maintenance, right of way, permits, logistics, routing, management and incidents. The system has achieved easy access and update to data and intuitive user tools that provide widespread acceptance and adoption throughout the system.
Johnson County, Kan. -- myAIMS Web Portal
Johnson County,Kan., developed a Web site that serves a variety of data to users inside and outside of the county. The county developed the Web site that links GIS, tax records, in a relatively short time for the other applications using a much smaller budget. All of this was done with internal staff and technology only.
Washington, DC -- Regional Pawn Data Sharing System (RPDSS)
The RPDSS system not only helps prevent crimes by significantly increasing the chances that stolen goods may be found and returned, but it also links with a national database of stolen items using serial numbers which can lead to the arrest of repeat offenders.
All over the country, community leaders are looking to boost economic development through various initiatives. One key element in many of those initiatives is the use of information technology. When local governments build IT infrastructure, create e-government applications, assist high-tech startups or otherwise focus on technology, they create conditions that draw businesses to their communities and help retain skilled workers. This paper discusses and provides examples of these various ways local government can use technology to ultimately make a community more attractive to businesses, visitors and residents.