Des Moines Earns GIS Special Achievement Award

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Des Moines, Iowa — Wednesday, July 20, 2022 — The Town of Des Moines has been regarded with a Specific Achievement in GIS (SAG) award for its progressive use of geographic facts technique (GIS) technology whilst establishing plans for the upcoming Market place District. The award was introduced previous 7 days by Jack Dangermond, president and founder of Esri, throughout an intercontinental conference held in San Diego for the GIS community.

The award designates corporations that are setting new precedents with the use of the technologies. Extra than 10,000 nominations were being submitted around the world to Esri for consideration, and the Town of Des Moines was chosen as just one of 197 winners.

“I’m seriously very pleased of how this task turned out. It was a big collaborative energy concerning a number of departments to recognize a difficulty and find a option that leverages the most recent technological innovation,” reported Aaron Greiner, GIS Manager for the Town of Des Moines. “3D mapping has developed extremely popular in recent several years, and this award validates our selection to attempt some thing new and invest in 3D early on.”

The City’s award-profitable undertaking consisted of utilizing LiDAR info to make a 3D “digital twin” of Des Moines to enable Metropolis planners visualize the affect that potential Sector District enhancement initiatives will have on sights of the Iowa Point out Capitol developing. The City’s GIS team and Progress Companies personnel collaborated on the venture and are using the technologies to set constructing peak constraints to reduce obstructions of the scenic look at from Principal Park and other downtown places. The technological innovation also provides planners the potential to see the true-planet effect of any proposed variances.

“When we’re wanting at proposed advancement projects, we no extended will need to envision how the completed item will alter our skyline. We can see it beforehand, which will help us make improved-informed choices,” reported Erin Olson-Douglas, Development Solutions Director. “We’re extremely fortuitous to have this new resource and the proficient group that served us produce it.”

Far more info about the award is offered on Esri’s web site.

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Al Setka
Main Communications Officer, City Manager’s Business
(515) 283-4057
[email protected]

About the Metropolis of Des Moines
The City of Des Moines is Iowa’s money city and our 17 departments serve additional than 214,000 inhabitants and 52 neighborhood associations. Des Moines is a leader in sustainability and provides its inhabitants with lively neighborhoods, an alive and energetic downtown, and ample leisure chances.

Des Moines continuously enhances neighborhoods, public protection and top quality of everyday living by presenting remarkable city expert services and dependable infrastructure although fostering an involved and compassionate community for all who check out and are living in Des Moines.

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