Mobile GIS

Summer 2007 Summary
"Where is the closest fire hydrant?" should never be a multiple choice question! A mobile GIS application was developed and installed by GIS staff to provide public safety officials with easy access to GIS data and information in all fire and police vehicles. The mobile GIS application puts valuable information into the hands of public safety officials and provides quick identification of critical assists in the field.

Positive Results

The mobile GIS application is a powerful resource that previously did not exist. The City of Midland is doing more with less. The mobile GIS application was developed by GIS staff using free software and can be deployed to all police and fire vehicles.
Police officer checks information on his in-car computer.
The mobile GIS application eliminates the initial expense for additional software and eliminates the added expense of additional annual software maintenance.