BostonMaps is the City's new mapping platform for everyone. It's a place where you can go to find authoritative city data, make maps and collaborate with your teams. BostonMaps provides information and tools to support your work and help us all improve city operations. Visit BostonMaps to see how maps can help you do things like:
The GIS team has taken final delivery of a new set of basemap data layers based on Spring 2011 aerial digital photography. One hundred square miles was flown to gather the imagery. Planimetric or basemap features collected include street and sidewalk centerlines, building footprints, street furniture, vegetation and open space, and hydrography. Over 125 separate data layers have been collected. A GIS data project of this size has not been done since 1995 and the City has seen much change over the past 16 years. This data will be used to fuel many of the data requirements necessary for both our CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch) and Asset Management. All of this data is available to the public.
EAM delivers a comprehensive view of all asset types across the enterprise. This holistic perspective will allow us to see all of our assets, as well as identify all of the untapped potential within them. The City will gain the knowledge and control needed to closely align its organization's goals with the overall goals of its business. To help maximize return on assets, EAM will enable us to develop comprehensive programs for preventive, predictive, routine and unplanned maintenance.
The City hopes to realize the following advantages from deployment of EAM:
The initial phase was the implementation of EAM in the Boston Fire Department and the Street Lighting Division of the PublicWorks Department(PWD). An interface to CRM has also been included to leverage the existing capacity of Lagan for receiving external service requests for street light related issues. The next phases of implementation will be with Boston Public Schools , the Boston Center for Youth and Families and Property Management.
City Officials Impress with Maps at 2011 ESRI Conference
At the 2011 ESRI International User Conference, representatives from the City of Boston demonstrated the City's use of GIS applications to attendees, highlighting how the applications are being used to engage citizens and improve the City's efficiency and effectiveness.
Storytelling with Maps Award 2015
Esri Grand Prize winner, for Boston Snow Journal
Technology Solutions Award 2014
Public Technology Institute, GIS category for BostonMaps
Significant Achievement Award 2011
Public Technology Institute for SAM, Street and Address Management
Technology Solutions Award 2010
Public Technology Institute, GIS category for the GIS Data Hub
Special Achievement Award 2009
Esri for significant achievement in GIS