The GIS Department of Washington County under GIS Manager Christopher Jon Jursa performs GIS system administration, software engineering, web development, data architecture, database administration, GIS analysis and education.
The home of the GIS Department of Washington County can be found online at https://www.co.washington.pa.us/gis. The GIS Department of Washington County under GIS Manager Christopher Jon Jursa performs GIS system administration, software engineering, web development, data architecture, database administration, GIS analysis and education. The department installs, administers and develops GIS servers, enterprise databases, portals and desktops and lead GIS activities between departments and public.
System and database administration is provided for ArcGIS Server and enterprise geodatabase (with SQL Server) for county users. Privileges, versions, reconcile and post activities are coordinated with users. SQL Server maintenance is provided through SQL Server Management Studio with backups and other routine tasks. ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Server installations are installed, supported, upgraded and maintained. Geoprocessing is automated and advanced using ArcGIS ModelBuilder and Python scripting. Server-side Python scripts perform routine geoprocessing using Task Scheduler such as updating geodatabase tables from an Oracle database via the cxOracle library.
Table 1: Available GIS Applications
GIS Day activities are annually developed to promote GIS and developer capabilities with citizens, users and municipalities. GIS outreach is provided by visiting local educational centers and conducting conference presentations at the GeoDev Conference, Pennsylvania GIS Conference and others.