The August 24 issue of the Boston Herald highlighted a new online database of complaints to the Boston Mayor’s Hotline. The project, called the Boston GIS Data Hub, was designed by Geonetics, a subsidiary of BSC Companies.
The Boston GIS Data Hub project tracks complaints to the Mayor’s Hotline and creates a visual map that pinpoints each location, logs the time of the complaint, and notes whether they’ve been fixed. Data is currently being logged from 10 City departments, including transportation, sanitation, and parks. Now in its early stages, the website will ultimately track the activities of all City departments, from the Boston Police Department to the Public Works Department.
Geonetics has been working with the City of Boston’s Information Technology Department on a variety of projects for more than a year and a half. Today’s launch of the Boston GIS Data Hub represents a key milestone in the development of a streamlined Master Address and Enterprise GIS system designed to integrate information across departmental boundaries.
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