SOURCE: PlanGraphics, Inc.

October 15, 2007 09:13 ET

PlanGraphics to Develop Enterprise GIS for City of Joliet

FRANKFORT, KY--(Marketwire - October 15, 2007) - PlanGraphics (PINKSHEETS: PGRA) has been selected by the City of Joliet, Ill., to develop an enterprise geographic information system (GIS) for the City. Some of the City's departments have used GIS technology for a number of years, and the City now wishes to expand its capabilities.

PlanGraphics' approach to this assignment will entail the following tracks:

--  Track 1: Planning -- Needs assessment and planning activities
    identified in the RFP with optional tasks that may assist the City in
    gaining acceptance and approval for an enterprise approach to GIS.
    
--  Track 2: System Configuration and Installation -- System configuration
    design, specifications, and support in installation of hardware, software
    and communications necessary to support the enterprise GIS.
    
--  Track 3: Data Design, Migration and Management Plan -- Enterprise data
    requirements and logical model, initial phase geodatabase design for
    existing GIS data, data standards, and a plan for maintenance, expansion,
    and management of the GIS data in the future.
    
--  Track 4: Project Management -- On-going project management for the
    duration of the project including managing project team and communication
    with the City on project status and any issues.
    

Annie Metcalf, one of PlanGraphics' most experienced local-government GIS specialists, will manage the project. "The project and other information technology improvements in the City are a result of the vision of the City management team and the need to improve the City's business processes to more effectively address the City's continued rapid growth," Metcalf said.

PlanGraphics, founded in 1979, is a full life-cycle systems integration and implementation firm providing a broad range of services in the design and implementation of information technology in the public and commercial sectors. PlanGraphics' experience with spatial information systems and e-services capabilities provides a critical discriminator among other IT consulting and integration firms. PlanGraphics has headquarters in Frankfort, Ky., and regional offices in Maryland and Colorado. On the Web: www.plangraphics.com.

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