2021 SAG Award Winners

Prince George’s County, Department of the Environment

Project Goal

The goal of the Prince George's County MS4 Stormwater GIS Enterprise System was to collect and maintain information in a workflow based system that streamlines data collection and report generation from multiple agencies and various regulatory and non-regulatory programs. The system was also created to enhance the MDE provided NPDES geodatabase and build applications to create the MS4 report and to meet other County needs.
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Business Problem Solved

The data needed to meet the MS4 stormwater permit requirements was collected by various County agencies and was provided to the County's Department of the Environment in many data formats that needed to be converted to a GIS data format. The new system provided agencies an easy to use data entry process which was store in a GIS Enterprise Geodatabase.

Technology Implemented

ArcGIS for Server, Portal for ArcGIS, Collector for ArcGIS, and ArcGIS Workflow Manager.

Development Team Biography

Charles Braese, GIS Project Lead, Department of the Environment - Charles graduated from University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s in Geography and a Graduate Certificate in GIS. He started working as a contractor for Prince George’s county in July 2014 and became a full-time employee in July 2020 for the Department of the Environment. He is responsible for creating and submitting data for the NPDES report, design web mapping applications, provide support to the Stormwater Management Division, and management of the County's Enterprise Stormwater Management Geodatabase.

Patrick Callahan, GIS Manager, Office of Information Technology - Patrick has more than 30 years working in GIS, with the past 18 years as the GIS Manager for the Office of Information Technology. He is the Project lead for all GIS multi-agency GIS County initiatives and his office supports all GIS activities. He is a member of the Maryland State Geographic Information Committee where he was chair in 2018.