“The GIS implementation plan will greatly improve the efficiency, accuracy and availability of data for our employees, residents and local contractors,” said Xenia Assistant City Manager Jared Holloway. “It is the next step in modernizing our mapping and workflow systems. The city is looking forward to working with Etch LTD to continue to build out our GIS data.”
Holloway said a more comprehensive mapping platform will give Xenia residents more timely and accurate utility mapping, like when they call the Ohio Utilities Protection Service (OUPS) to locate underground utilities. It will also improve repair times and make repairing water main breaks and other emergency situations more efficient because the more accurate and reliable mapping data will allow city employees to isolate and correct issues faster.