Tuesday, February 5, 2019

City of Lake Worth technology news: Geographic Informational Systems (GIS).

City of Lake Worth receives high honors: “Florida Excellence in Technology awards.”

Please Note: To watch the video of Mr. Joseph Head at a recent City Commission meeting click on this link. Head is the coordinator for the City’s Geographic Informational Systems (GIS).

The press release below is very worthy
and “Worth Noting” as well.

If you would like more information about this technology award the City received contact Joseph Head at 561-586-1777 or by email: jhead@lakeworth.org

Lake Worth, Florida* — The City of Lake Worth is pleased to announce that the Lake Worth Water Utility’s “Optimizing Water Utilities with Mobile GIS” initiative along with GIS Coordinator Joe Head have received Florida Excellence in Technology awards.

Press release continues below.

Learn more about the Lake Worth Water Utility

To look over service areas in the City and suburban (unincorporated) areas out west “Brought to you by the Lake Worth GIS Office” click on this link
for the selection of maps.

The Florida Excellence in Technology awards were established to recognize state and local government information technology (IT) projects and professionals demonstrating excellence and providing value to the State of Florida and its citizens. [emphasis added]
     The Lake Worth Water Utility’s “Optimizing Water Utilities with Mobile GIS” initiative aimed to provide reliable, dynamic and accurate Water Utility feature information in real-time to field crews. By transitioning from static paper maps to dynamic GIS data manipulated via mobile devices, daily operation efficiency and data integrity have been greatly improved.
     City of Lake Worth Water Utility staff, Judith Love, Julie Parham and their field crews worked alongside the GIS department to make this initiative possible. City of Lake Worth GIS Coordinator, Joe Head, led the technical development of this project and was also recognized with an award for his efforts. His cross discipline approach between traditional GIS, database development and task optimization was central in the success of this initiative.
     The City of Lake Worth continues to evaluate new technology and best practices to ensure a forward thinking and modern approach to public service.

End of press release.

*Located in central Palm Beach County, Lake Worth is a dynamic, multi-cultural City with an individualistic style. People are drawn to the city by its acceptance of different cultures and lifestyles, historic districts, hip downtown and colorful arts district.