Learn about the Village’s journey with GIS
County – Milwaukee
Population – Approximately 6,750
Area – 2.90 sq. miles
In 2008, the Village began building their GIS system. After 4 years of development, Fox Point changed course and migrated to Ruekert & Mielke, Inc.’s (R/M) Cloud GIS Portal. The Village recognized the changes in technology and sought to transition their existing GIS database to a web-based platform that would allow staff the ability to make changes to the attributes either at their desk or in the field.
Moving forward, the Village sees that “GIS will serve as a central hub of past, present and future information and documents.” In accordance with other benefits, Staff cites that their improved “GIS services has saved the Village money and has allowed them to do more with their budgeted dollars.”
Fox Point continues to discover improved efficiency and savings through automation. To use their GIS to the fullest, they utilized summer interns to update major portions of their storm sewer infrastructure information via mobile applications created by R/M. Fox Point has gained further insight into their infrastructure and is able to save time and money by directly editing utility information while in the field.
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