From: James Quin
Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2011 11:07 AM
To: Liz Kennedy
Subject: FW: Storm Water GIS Year 2
Attachments: Richland Hills SW GIS, YR. 2, Proposal 10-10-2011.pdf
Agenda Item Number 10 with attachment.
In the Drainage Budget for Year 2011-2012, $20,000.00 was approved to continue to develop a Graphic Information System (GIS) for the Drainage Department. Attached, is a proposal from Halff & Associates to develop the second year for the Drainage GIS at a cost not-to-exceed $19,000.00. This year Halff is proposing to perform the following tasks:
1. Detailed Drainage Area Delineation – this task will separate the different drainage basins on a topographical map already purchased through Texas Natural Resources Information System.
2. ArcGIS Desktop Version 10 Migration – Halff will remove the existing ArcGIS software and install the lastest version, ArcGIS Desktop Version 10, software and train staff on how to use the software more effectively.
3. Web and Desktop Stormwater Viewer –Haff will develop a web map application that can be used from a standard internet browser which will allow staff to have consistent data, reduce GIS expertise (for us dummies) in operating the software, increase accessibility to GIS information and reduce investments in software and hardware purchases. It allow better accessibility to the public to report drainage problems at specific locations.
4. Drainage/Flood Issue Layer – Halff will develop a GIS layer representing drainage and flooding issues so the public can better communicate to staff on drainage issues. Halff and staff will develop fields for issues such as depth and location of flooding, reported by, date, type of issue, etc. The layer will be developed this year and next year access by citizens will be addressed.
5. Training – Halff will train staff on the operation of the GIS software such as information needed, short cuts to use in creating information banks, and how to use the GIS software to better utilize the city’s Storm Water Management Program.
More detailed information is included in the Scope of Work submitted by Halff. This is another step in keeping the city up-to-date in technology and communication at a minimum cost and it allows the city to better interface with the public. Therefore, please place this item on the council’s agenda for November 8, 2011. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Director of Public Works
6700 Rena Dr.
Richland Hills, Texas, 76118