GIS Contact Information
AKA GIS Administrator, Analyst, Trainer, and Coordinator
The GIS Programmer writes all of the GIS applications for the desktop
and for the web. He coordinates GIS efforts between departments and divisions, as well as
being a liason between the city and other government entities. The GIS Programmer also
trains anyone on our GIS software who needs, or wants, to learn it. Monthly GIS meetings
are a platform for sharing data, information, and learning tips and tricks on our GIS
As a developer, Roger uses a variety of languages, standards, and
packages to accomplish GIS programming tasks. These resources include
and most importantly,
Embarcadero's Delphi XE2
As far as layer maintenance, Roger maintains the Street Centerlines layer for
An employee of the Planning Division, the GIS Planner maintains any and
all layers relating to overall city planning. These layers include the zoning layer, our
own parcels layer, and the General Plan.
Several GIS layers relating to our water utilities are maintained by
Layne and his crew. Using ArcGIS for Desktop Basic 10
the Water Division employees stay current on maintenance information relating
to water valves, pressure reducing valves (PRVs), water lines, fire hydrants, and more.
He spends several days a month concentrating on the integration of these layers and making
sure that his employees are all on the same page. Layne updates his maps with GPS
information from the field.
Layne is also over Blue Stakes of Orem and coordinates with Blue Stakes
of Utah for underground utility location marking.
Asphalt maintenance is expensive, high profile, and time-consuming.
Our asphalt crews must strike a balance between making citizens happy with a comfortable
ride on the streets verses making them mad during maintenance. Jared must also make the
best use of tax dollars, putting it to use to please the most drivers and residents as
possible. Jared uses ArcGIS for Desktop Basic 10
collect data on asphalt problems and how to best address them. An internal rating system and a
decision matrix help decide what streets to fix, what methods to employ to fix them, and what
segments of the streets gets fixed.
Many storm drains carry rain water out of city street back into Utah Lake.
But most storm drains carry water to an underground sump, returning water to the earth's soil.
Steve has assembled a networked GIS which allows him to model run-off. This
network consists of canals, conveyance lines, sumps, ditches, and basins.
Waste water is the longest-running maintenance GIS database in the
city. Using ArcGIS for Desktop Basic 10
Waste Water crew collects information on sewerlines and manholes. As they do maintenance
on these utilities, they record the facts in GIS. Bill's crew regularly cleans sewer
lines, rids manholes of cockroaches, and inspects these subsurface lines with a remote
control TV camera on wheels. Everything they find is also entered into the GIS, as well
as any recommendations or solutions they implement.