GIS Web Application Development Team

Geographic Information System (GIS) is a collection of computer hardware, software, and geographic data for capturing, managing, analyzing and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information.

Recently, the City of Elizabeth City established its own GIS Division. This division is responsible for managing the City’s geospatial data sources and providing that data content citywide. The GIS Services of the City is currently in Phase I of a multi-year utility asset-mapping program. This endeavor encompasses the entirety of the City’s limits and includes all of the water, sewer, and stormwater utilities. The goal of the City is to use the completed asset mapping data to conduct studies that will improve the existing utility infrastructure to meet future growth of the City.

The project examined the efficiency and methodology of the Elizabeth City Geographical Information Systems Services and its ability to disseminate its geographical data to various City departments. The students will plan, develop and implement a solution that will allow the electronic access of the geospatial data.

The goal of this study was to develop a web-based application that would allow designated users to access the Geographical Information Systems data within the Public Works intranet and later provide this data to the public via the internet. 

The software used to complete this project included Microsoft Webdeveloper 2005 Express, Visual Basic and Microsoft Sequel Express 2005 to create the basis of the Web application.

The GIS Web Application Development Team was able to modernize the ability of the GIS Services to deploy its geospatial data in a method that proves efficient, consistent and highly available to its users. This project will coincide with the City’s utility asset mapping program and will serve as the basis for additional web development.