Employee of the Quarter
- Fiona Tang – 1st quarter 2020
- Marcus Coleman – 2nd quarter 2020
- Haywood Franklin – 3rd quarter 2020
- Brian Rouse – 4th quarter 2020
Expanding Citizen to Government Through GIS Story Mapping
Cobb County sought to expand its large GIS user base in 2017 by launching a new, public-facing portal that uses story maps, which make it possible for the county to share large sets of dynamic information in a visual, colorful, and easy-to-use format.
In the GIS section, residents can track county projects, download data, print maps, and explore attractions in Cobb County. Story maps spotlight such topics as farmers’ markets, historic driving tours, and the county’s parks. One particularly successful story map involved collaboration with the Cobb County Emergency Management Agency; the story map turned out to be key to the county’s efforts to reach citizens during Hurricane Irma in September 2017 and a major snow storm in December 2017.
Cobb GIS honored as Presenters at International Conference
More than 18,000 technology professionals from around the world heard firsthand how Cobb County Government staff is impacting the future of geographic information systems at the Esri User Conference. The “GIS—Inspiring What’s Next” conference was held July 9-13 in San Diego with attendees from more than 130 countries.
Cobb’s presentation was on “Enterprise GIS—Inspiring a New Era of Problem Solvers with Location Intelligence” and featured Sharon Stanley, Jennifer Lana, Lynn Biggs, Felicia Alingu and J.D. Lorens. A summary of the presentation says “Cobb County Government is built on a strong foundation of enterprise GIS. Discover how its efforts are powering its daily workflows and inspiring a new era of problem solvers that are discovering location intelligence through innovative experiences across economic development, transportation, community senior services and public safety. Learn how it wins executive support, gains excitement and communicates the value of GIS across a large organization, and then go behind the scenes of its new economic powerhouse—The Battery Atlanta at SunTrust Park—and meet the latest team benefiting from spatial analytics.”