Monday, October 6, 2014

Rental Inspection Field Collection with GIS

Interwest's GIS Team worked with the The City of Covina to conduct an initial cursory review from the public right of way of over 1300 properties registered in the Rental Housing Inspection Program. The City was looking for violations of city and community standards. Interwest’s field inspectors collected data and took photographs with iPads. The field collection directly uploaded into a customized tracking system compatible with the City’s current GIS system.

Interwest’s field collection staff utilized the Collector app to record their findings and ArcGIS Online web maps were created to provide a visual representation of the field collection work so City staff could monitor the progress and analyze the outcomes of the rental inspections.

Interwest worked with the City to develop a community based program for sustaining rental housing standards. The City of Covina received a Helen Putnam Award for Excellence in Internal Administration for the innovative solution.

After the field inspection, Interwest worked with the City's GIS Technician James Knox, to migrate the data and web maps from Interwest's ArcGIS Server to the City's on premise ArcGIS Server.

Steve Gay, James Knox, and Mark Dumford

Interested in having Interwest's GIS Solutions team design and implement a rental inspection program for your organization?  Contact the GIS Team to get started.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Esri Pacific User Conference - Oct 13 - 14

Interwest is a Platinum Sponsor at the upcoming Esri Pacific User Conference in Sacramento Oct 13-14.  You'll find us in booth 102 and presenting with Cosumnes Community Services District.  Looking forward to seeing you in Sacramento!