Special Achievement in GIS Award

2017 SAG Award Winners

City of St. Charles, IL

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Project Goal

Develop an online portfolio of GIS based applications to increase public transparency, improve internal efficiency, and showcase featured areas of the community.
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Business Problem Solved

America In Bloom
America in Bloom is a not-for-profit organization, which promotes community enhancement programs through the use of flowers, plants, and trees. The organization sponsors an annual competition among participating communities across the United States. To give the judges an opportunity to visit the locations virtually prior to their arrival, we assembled an online story map. The application earned a permanent spot on the City’s website for the general public to use as a guided tour of featured locations within the City.

Snow Fox Snow Management
On average St. Charles receives 30 inches of snowfall per year. During a snow event, employees work around the clock to keep the roads clear and treated with an anti-ice to prevent buildup. The Snow Fox Snow Management system was developed using Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS in conjunction with telemetry data from Networkfleet to provide managers a real-time view of zone completion and vehicle status.

Technology Implemented

ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Network Analyst, ArcGIS Spatial Analyst, ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Online, Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS

Development Team Biography

Keith Nightlinger, GISP, is the GIS Manager for the City of St. Charles, Illinois since 2005. He graduated from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Geography and a Master of Science in Computer Science with Honors from DePaul University in 2004. Keith previously served as President of the Illinois GIS Association Board of Directors.

Eric Creighton, GISP, is the GIS Analyst for the City of St. Charles, Illinois since 2004. He graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science in Geography, has been a certified GIS Professional (GISP) since 2008, and is currently a Director on the Illinois GIS Association (ILGISA) Board.

Kristina Rohrbach is the GIS Technician with the City of St. Charles, Illinois since 2014. Kristina attended Northern Illinois University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Meteorology along with her GIS Certificate in 2010, as well as her Master of Science in Geography in 2013.

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