Racine County Wins URISA Exemplary Systems in Government Award

Racine County Wins URISA Exemplary Systems in Government Award

Congratulations to Racine County, WI on earning the URISA Exemplary Systems in Government Award (Enterprise System category)!

Racine County’s Register of Deeds, Tyson Fettes, received the award on behalf of the County October 25 during an awards breakfast held at the URISA GIS-Pro conference in Jacksonville, FL.

Kim Christman, Real Property Lister (left), and Tyson Fettes, Register of Deeds, Racine County (right), receive their URISA ESIG Award from URISA President Tripp Corbin (center).

racineThe award recognizes the transformation of Racine’s land records management function, motivated by the need to share accurate data in a user-friendly way that could be efficiently managed by the County’s two part-time GIS staff members. These goals could not be achieved with Racine’s legacy systems, which relied on outdated technology and manual processes.

Working with Pro-West, the County eliminated many steps from its land records management processes, implemented modern Esri GIS technology, and integrated business systems that held related information. The result is a streamlined function that provides better service to public and business users, who can now access accurate information on their mobile devices without ever having to visit the County offices, and allows the small internal GIS team to be much more productive.

The new GIS program has generated 27 public web GIS maps and apps (including two that have been added since the award application was submitted) providing information ranging from property sales comparison data to election polling places to dog park locations.

Esri UC 2016 Racine SAG award

The Racine County team receiving its Esri SAG Award from Esri Co-Founder Jack Dangermond.

The URISA Exemplary Systems in Government (ESIG) Award follows recognition by Esri with a Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award in 2016.

Tyson Fettes will be presenting on the project at the URISA GIS-Pro Conference Wednesday, October 25 at 1:30pm during the Web Mapping/Local Government session in the River Terrace Room.

Congratulations to the Racine County team! Read more.

Find out how Jefferson County, WA went from outdated to Esri SAG-award-winning during the session “Managing Information in an Enterprise Context” at URISA GIS-Pro, Wednesday, October 25, at 4pm in River Terrace 2.

Find out more about Jefferson County, WA’s enterprise GIS implementation project.

See full details of this session.

See the URISA GIS-Pro schedule.

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