Metro has played a critical and renowned role in integrating and distributing geospatial data from the greater Portland area for many years. The planning agency’s Regional Land Information System (RLIS) program has long been admired as a model for how local government data creation and maintenance activities may be coordinated in support of regional planning and analysis needs.
Metro recently engaged the Gartrell Group to help re-architect and modernize their enterprise GIS platform and related processes for providing and distributing spatial data to their stakeholder community. Consulting services included:
- Performing a needs assessment with internal and external stakeholders to identify and prioritize key platform goals and requirements
- Refining a project plan and solution architecture based on findings from the needs assessment
- Developing and implementing the new GIS data access and distribution platform according to the architectural design
The RLIS Discovery website, providing subscriber access to web services and downloadable datasets, is among the outcomes of this engagement.