Culver City’s Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Program highlighted by Industry Magazine
Culver City’s Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Program highlighted by Industry Magazine as promoting the application of geospatial technologies. City staff have developed a Sewer GIS Database that has resulted in efficiency gains and improved data delivery.
Below is an excerpt from the V1 Magazine article:
"Harry H. Culver started making plans in 1913 for the city that carries his name. Culver City, California was officially established in 1917, halfway between the cities of Los Angeles and Venice. Buoyed by a strong economic base of movie studios, small businesses, and industrial endeavors, the city grew to include more people, more land, schools, and city government. By the year 2000, the city had quadrupled in size and is now a community of nearly 40,000 residents.
The effects of time and growth compromised Culver City’s public works data, especially the city sewer system. When Marcos Mendez accepted an internship in 2007 at the Culver City Information Technology Department, he began a committed collaboration with the Public Works Department to update citywide sewer maps. Mendez started by redeveloping sewer data using geographic information system (GIS) technology from ESRI."