2009 Ohio GIS Conference
Presentation Abstract and Biography

Integrated GIS, AVL, and Radio Communications: A Case Study of the Holmes County Highway Department

Erik Parker, Holmes County GIS

Erik Parker has been a GIS professional for the past 15 years having worked on hundreds of projects in both the public and private sector. He is presently the GIS Director for Holmes County, Ohio and Chief Operating Officer of EOC2GO, a firm that specializes in mobile emergency operation centers and continuity of operations solutions. The AVL application discussed at the Ohio GIS conference will be featured in a soon to be nationally released case study by Motorola.

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 9:50 AM - Track 2

Holmes County GIS has developed a system that integrates its web based GIS and the county's newly installed digital radio system to create a county owned and operated automated vehicle location (AVL) system. The system is presently being tested and refined in the county's highway department, but will soon be utilized throughout the emergency services and other relevant areas of government in Holmes County. The system combines ESRIís ArcGIS Server and Motorolaís MOTOTRBO products into one system that allows the Holmes County Engineer to track all the motorized assets of the department. The tracking allows for real-time positional knowledge to ensure accountability to the public, security of expensive equipment, and the safety of employees. This presentation will focus on the development of this integrated system, the practical application of this system, and the planned future enhancements to the system. This presentation is relevant to any agency that is investigating options for developing an in-house AVL system that leverages existing investments in web based GIS technology and/or digital radio systems.

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