Scott County receives GIS Data cleanup for NG9-1-1

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When Scott County, Iowa had a recent opportunity to secure grant funding to provide GIS data cleanup for NG9-1-1 they took full advantage and contract with Cloudpoint to compete this work.  The project had a very tight time frame being completed in less than 60 days.  This work involved cleanup of Emergency Service boundaries in the GIS, as well as repairing road centerline geometry, correcting road centerline address ranges, directional errors in digitize roadway directions, and reviewing site address data points that fell out of range with the centerlines.  Cloudpoint was able to complete this cleanup work using tools including curves-to-lines in ArcGIS Pro, creating topologies, and using the 'Align To Shape' tool for aligning emergency services boundaries with road centerlines and administrative or political boundaries where applicable.  Overall the project involved a over of 88,000 address points and more than 2,300 centerline miles.  Cloudpoint continues to provide high quality GIS data services for state and local governments throughout the Midwest.  For more information contact our office at 877-377-8124.

 A screenshot of address points, road centerlines, and emergency services boundaries requiring review and data cleanup for improving emergency response and dispatch for NG9-1-1 services in Scott County, IA.

A screenshot of address points, road centerlines, and emergency services boundaries requiring review and data cleanup for improving emergency response and dispatch for NG9-1-1 services in Scott County, IA.

Another trip to The Esri User Conference in San Diego

Cloudpoint's Erin Strickler was able to attend the Esri User Conference, the world's largest GIS conference, in San Diego for the first time this year.  This is the fifth time that the Cloudpoint team has been represented at the conference where over 17,000 people gather to hear the latest GIS news and enjoy thousands of hours of one-on-one networking, collaboration, and fun with fellow attendees.  Erin shares some of her highlights of attending this year's conference in this blog.

Village of Burr Ridge receives a GIS face lift!

 Burr Ridge is home to over 500 businesses occupying more than 6 million square feet of floor area and employing 10,000 plus people.

Burr Ridge is home to over 500 businesses occupying more than 6 million square feet of floor area and employing 10,000 plus people.

The Village of Burr Ridge has contracted with Cloudpoint Geographics to provide complete managed GIS services.  Cloudpoint's professional staff will act as an extension to the Village's internal staff when it comes to GIS needs and communicating with its constituents.  Here are some resources that the Client will soon be able to take advantage thanks to this newly formed partnership.

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Address Buffer Tool

Street Light Collection

Village staff had the foresight to see that a centralized GIS can be a "single source of truth" for both internal and external users to access critical information to help drive decision making processes.  The Cloudpoint team will be working closely with the finance director, assistant administrator, public works officials, and IT staff to remotely connecting to the Village's network to perform GIS upgrades and rolling out new applications for the system as well as providing regular training for their staff.  For more information on how your agency can take advantage of our affordable GIS services you can contact us through our website or call 877-377-8124.

Lake Superior coastal county Moves to parcel fabric

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The Land Records department at Bayfield County, Wisconsin has a knowledgeable GIS staff and land records information system that they utilize on a regular basis for updating assessed valuations, addressing, and public land survey data.  Recognized at the 2017 Wisconsin Land Information Association's annual conference by winning the Government Achievement Award for their flood mapping work, the department is no stranger to success.  Led by Land Records Administrator, Scott Galetka, the department is setting the course for future information management in their jurisdiction by migrating their GIS parcel data to Esri's parcel fabric which will provide tremendous benefit in helping them meet their goal of making this data accessible to professionals and as well as the public. 

The County recently contracted with Cloudpoint Geographics to provide a county-wide parcel data migration into Esri's parcel fabric within the Local Government Information Model.  The project will consist of migrating 35,387 parcels and over 1,600 PLSS corners into the parcel fabric and includes onsite training and remote technical support. 

Cloudpoint's track record of the highest professional service level along with its knowledgeable staff keeps them in the forefront of today's GIS -technology experts. For more information regarding our parcel fabric land records services you may contact us through our website or call 877-377-8124.

Erin Strickler Joins the Cloudpoint Team

Cloudpoint Geographics is pleased to welcome Erin Strickler to our staff!  Erin is a 2003 graduate of Bradley University's civil engineering program and earned her professional engineer's license in April of 2017.  She comes with a strong background in engineering, surveying, and local governments and...

Princeville Township Cemetery implementing GIS!

 Princeville, IL - The Princeville Township Cemetery was established in 1925 on the site of a former cemetery. There are currently just over 5,000 plots in the cemetery that Cloudpoint will be creating a GIS cemetery management solution for.

Princeville, IL - The Princeville Township Cemetery was established in 1925 on the site of a former cemetery. There are currently just over 5,000 plots in the cemetery that Cloudpoint will be creating a GIS cemetery management solution for.

We're excited to announce that Princeville Township has contracted Cloudpoint to create a GIS cemetery mapping solution to increase their Cemetery mapping abilities! The township cemetery is located on the Northwest side of the Village of Princeville, IL and has over 5,000 grave sites. As with all organizations, they were looking for a better way to keep an inventory of what is where and adding information such as new graves, grave site availability, any maintenance records, and more. Joe went to the township building in beautiful Monica, IL to present Cloudpoint's cemetery mapping solution and the board was interested. Last night the board unanimously voted to accept the proposal and get the ball rolling on the project! We're very enthusiastic about getting this work, and we'll keep you updated as it progresses. 

Thanks for the business Princeville Township!

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Taking care of Illinois Townships' Sign Inventory

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Completing a Township-wide Sign Inventory for the Monticello Township Highway Department!

This week Joe and Tyler ventured to Monticello, IL for a township-wide SignOps implementation and data collection. They were able to inventory all of the Monticello Township Highway Department (MTHD) signs both in the field and in their shop in just 2 days! This allows for a turnkey sign inventory solution for the MTHD. No longer are they required to mark up paper maps,only to then send their notes to be edited on their maps on someone else's timeline. They can now easily swap out a sign that has failed inspection (let's say for instance a right curve ahead sign, W1-2R, has been shot). All they have to do is pull a new sign out of the shop, head to the sign that needs replaced, scan the barcode on the back, select "replace", and then scan the new sign. It's really that simple! This not only speeds the process along, it creates a maintenance record for the completed work as well.

In addition to being home to the Piatt County Courthouse, Monticello is home to the 1994 State of Illinois Airport of the year, and the best guard cat in Central Illinois, Shop Cat!

Want to find out how your township or municipality can benefit from SignOps? Check out our SignOps YouTube channel for helping hints and tutorials, or visit our SignOps web page for more information!

SignOps: There's only one way!

What a great time at WLIA!

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Last week Jon and Joe headed north to Elkhart Lake, WI for the annual Wisconsin Land Information Association (WLIA) Conference. It was a great event and we were able to connect with current clients and new county officials. We had a wonderful time talking about a variety of projects ranging from migrating to the parcel fabric to completing county-wide inventories. Congratulations to everyone who won a Cloudpoint Titleist or camouflage hat by showing off your putting skills at our booth. We've said it before, and we'll say it again, "WLIA is one of the best conferences that we go to each year!" That said, we look forward to seeing you at future WLIA regional events and at the 2019 annual conference!

 Waushara County Land Information Officer Zach Newton won a camo Cloudpoint hat by going two for two in our putting competition! Looking good Zach!

Waushara County Land Information Officer Zach Newton won a camo Cloudpoint hat by going two for two in our putting competition! Looking good Zach!

Adventures in Iowa: Spreading the word about Cloudpoint!

One great thing about working at Cloudpoint is the wide variety of clients we have and the array of projects and services that we provide. Although we're pretty well known in Illinois and Wisconsin, some of our other Midwest brethren are less familiar with the company. This past Wednesday, Cloudpoint's Joe Christian started to change all that by hitting the rural roads of Western Illinois and Eastern Iowa to spread the good word about GIS and Cloudpoint.

 Veteran's Memorial at Riverview Park overlooking the frozen Mississippi River in Ft. Madison, Iowa.

Veteran's Memorial at Riverview Park overlooking the frozen Mississippi River in Ft. Madison, Iowa.

With stops in Knoxville, IL; Galesburg, IL; Monmouth, IL; Burlington, IA; Ft. Madison, IA; Keokuk, IA; Hamilton, IL; Carthage, IL; Macomb, IL; and Bushnell, IL, Joe covered over 300 miles and met a variety of professionals including: Public Works Directors, Public Works staff, GIS Coordinators, Cemetery Sextons, County Engineers, and County Highway Departments. Whether he was talking about our SignOps sign inventory program, or he was talking about overhauling existing utility infrastructure maps, Joe was able to connect and impart the importance of updating maps with GIS with everyone he met.

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Bloomington's sewer database gets overhauled!

The City of Bloomington, IL has contracted Cloudpoint Geographics to assist in updating their sewer network data. This project includes migrating their sewer network data into Esri's Local Government Information Model, creating features for missing assets, assigning new feature ID’s, and improving workflows for 3rd party software integration within their GIS environment.

 The City of Bloomington, IL continues to improve upon their already robust GIS. This time by contracting Cloudpoint Geographics to overhaul their sewer database.

The City of Bloomington, IL continues to improve upon their already robust GIS. This time by contracting Cloudpoint Geographics to overhaul their sewer database.

Once the database has been quality checked, Bloomington will have a much better view of their features in the real world. This will help with planning future work, improving efficiency, and speeding up work in the field. 

To learn more about our GIS database management, contact us at 877-377-8124.

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