Roanoke County continues to set the example of how local governments can provide interactive, useful, and insightful solutions to citizens and local administrators. Geographic Information Services, Incorporated (GISinc), congratulates the County of Roanoke, Virginia, on receiving three 2016 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards. The county received Information Technology awards for their applications: Site Selector, PoliceView, and Mountain Valley Pipeline Viewer.

“Our teams continue to work together to deliver meaningful solutions for the citizens of Roanoke County,” said Kevin Stewart, Managing Partner, GISinc. "Roanoke County partnered with GISinc to extend its web presence by enhancing the Esri Local Government templates. First, we took the Esri Basic Viewer template and created PoliceView and Mountain Valley Pipeline Viewer to engage the community,” David Wray, GIS Manager, Roanoke County. PoliceView provides citizens the ability to search for police activity surrounding a location. Mountain Valley

Pipeline Viewer was developed to support the County Administration the ability to review the potential benefits of the pipeline as well as potential impacts to citizens, businesses, and natural resources with the County. “Second, we extended Esri's Site Selector to promote Economic Development in the Roanoke Valley. Our partnership with GISinc continues to grow as well as the benefits to the citizens of Roanoke County,” Wray said.

Site Selector helps business owners and corporations search for and locate available buildings and sites, while combining their property search with key community and demographic information. “This last Esri User’s Conference marked the four-year anniversary of the Roanoke County, Virginia, and GISinc partnership. During the conference, we took a little time to reflect on all of the accomplishments, accolades and progress they have made with GIS. This story is truly inspiring and serves as a good reminder that there is no substitute to good people.

Congratulations to David and the entire team at Roanoke County and to the GISinc-ers that have supported throughout this entire journey,” said Stewart. GISinc continues to implement, deploy, and support award winning applications for state and local governments.