A Better Way to Manage GIS Services

The City of Washington, Illinois has experienced a population growth and a spur in construction over the past few decades.  After meeting with Cloudpoint Geographics early this year, they decided that they needed to get the most out of their GIS in order to be ready for future growth. Washington decided that the best way for them to prepare for the future was to properly document all of their spatial data. Whether it was parcel data, utilities, zoning, or any other section of data that the town manages, they knew that in order to build for tomorrow, they had to create a foundation to start from.

By bringing Cloudpoint on to work with and expand their existing GIS system via a Managed Services Contract, the City of Washington is able to continuously improve the ways that they use and view their data.  Currently, Paul Stephenson has been creating a network model to show what the city's current sewer system can handle and what parts of the system would be affected if an increase in flow was to arise via emergency or future land development.

 Here you can see a network modeling tool used by the City of Washington to test increased flow added into their existing sanitary network.

Here you can see a network modeling tool used by the City of Washington to test increased flow added into their existing sanitary network.

In addition to the aforementioned network modeling work, Paul has also be busy working on a variety of other projects including pavement ratings, various small planning and development mapping requests, and overhauling the city's access and sharing practices of various GIS data.  All of this work is improving the City's GIS and it's use moving forward.

We are excited to partner with the City of Washington to deliver the best in GIS implementation, in order for them to better serve the citizens in their jurisdiction.  If you have any questions about Cloudpoint Geographics' Managed Services Contracts, please contact us at 877-377-8124, or visit