Smart Data Strategies, Inc. (SDS), a leading provider of GIS software and services, announced today that the Mississippi DOT received the Award of Excellence for Innovation in Outdoor Advertising for its DREAMaps™ based outdoor advertising system at the 2009 National Alliance of Highway Beautification Agencies (NAHBA) annual conference.
The Innovations Award is awarded to those states that:
• Adopt and implement a creative product, process, or solution that improves the outdoor advertising control OAC) program.
• Improve public access to a state's OAC program.
• Adopt and utilize state of the art technology that improves the practices and processes of the OAC program.
• Adopt and utilize measures that enhance the performance and consistency of the OAC program, including the savings of time and money.
“Since replacing the department’s antiquated legacy system with the DREAMaps web-based system we have improved public access to information and added a streamlined electronic permitting process that allows employees to fulfill OAC objectives accurately and efficiently” – John Vance, PE, State Maintenance Engineer, Mississippi Department of Transportation.
The DREAMaps™ system allows sign owners to apply for permits online, creating a record that is electronically managed. Permitting data is stored, maintained, and available to staff, sign owners, and the public in a reliable and accessible format. An innovative highlight of DREAMaps is the use of an informational dashboard that tracks the permit through the application process. This provides sign owners and the general public with concise accurate permitting information.
About Smart Data Strategies
Founded in 1989, Smart Data Strategies, Inc. provides a variety of GIS software and services focused on Real Property Intelligence™ and its use by an assortment of clients, including local, state, and federal government agencies, as well as private industries utilizing GIS. Services include the DREAMaps™ Land Records Management software and services, ROW management, Outdoor Advertising and Permitting, parcel conversion, geodatabase design and implementation, database normalization, CAD-to-GIS conversion, systems integration, inventory management, e-commerce data brokerage and distribution, training, toll-free support, and GIS data conversion services. Visit www.sds-inc.com for more information about Smart Data Strategies products and services.
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