June 25, 2008 By News Report
St. Clair County, Mich., has procured has purchased eight seats of GeoBlade Dispatch GIS software from Geographic Technologies Group Inc. (GTG). The application has the ability to perform historic call mapping, historic AVL mapping, and E-911 call mapping. The application is AVL enabled and Phase II compliant. "We are excited to work closely with St. Clair County to implement the new ArcGIS Server version of our cornerstone public safety product, GeoBlade Dispatch," said Curt Hinton, CEO of GTG. "St. Clair County is very progressive and understands that any good IT investment is only as good as it's GIS interface."
This Digital Communities white paper highlights discussions with IT officials in four counties that have adopted shared services models. Our aim was to learn about the obstacles these governments have faced when it comes to shared services and what it takes to overcome those roadblocks. We also spoke with several members of the IT industry who have thought long and hard about these issues. The paper offers some best practices for shared government-to-government services, but also points out challenges that government and industry still must overcome before this model gains widespread adoption.