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PlanGraphics Kicks Off Multi-Agency GIS Project in Dawson County, Ga.
May 23, 2008 (12:05 PM EDT)


FRANKFORT, Ky., May 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PlanGraphics, Inc. and project partner Jordan Jones & Goulding (JJG) of Norcross, Ga., this week kicked off a major new multi-agency GIS development project in Dawson County, Ga.

Located about 60 miles north of Atlanta, Dawson County is growing rapidly and has seen its population approximately double in the last 10 years and projects even higher rates of growth in the future. The Dawson County Area Regional GIS (DCAR GIS) project involves the collaboration of multiple agencies and organizations that see an expanded enterprise GIS as a way to reduce redundant efforts, enhance their capabilities, and complement their business processes. Participating agencies are Dawson County; County Schools; Sheriff; 911; Development Authority; and Etowah Water & Sewer.

The PlanGraphics team will be responsible for a series of tasks leading to system deployment:

-- Documentation of user requirements -- Development of a GIS roadmap for future applications throughout Dawson County -- Data conversion of existing GIS data -- Geodatabase development -- System implementation and configuration.

Additionally, PlanGraphics will rapidly deploy a DCAR GIS DataMart using its STEPs technology; providing the participating agencies secure access to existing information resources and incremental expansion of information assets throughout the project.

Annie Metcalf, one of PlanGraphics' most experienced consultants on local-government GIS, is the project manager.

PlanGraphics, founded in 1979, is a full life-cycle systems integration and implementation firm providing a broad range of services in the design and implementation of information technology in the public and commercial sectors. PlanGraphics' experience with spatial information systems and e-services capabilities provides a critical discriminator among other IT consulting and integration firms. PlanGraphics has headquarters in Frankfort, Ky., and regional offices in Maryland and Colorado. On the Web: www.plangraphics.com .

Project partner JJG is a southeastern regional consulting firm offering engineering, planning, and information management services. JJG has offices in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio, Louisiana, and Florida.

CONTACT: Fred Beisser, Senior Vice President-Finance, PlanGraphics, Inc., fbeisser@plangraphics.com+1-720-851-0716,

Web site: http://www.plangraphics.com/