Wednesday, January 23, 2002

State meets demand for map data

State meets demand for map data

BY Brian Robinson
Jan. 23, 2002

"Overwhelmed by demands from the public that require manual searches for information, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

(DES) has turned to the World Wide Web to provide spatial and map-based data. "One of the biggest challenges was trying to decide at what level to present the information," said Chris Simmers, OneStop program manager for the DES. "The use of GIS in-house with GIS-savvy people is one thing, but bringing that to the Web, to make it functional and attractive to the average user, required a major change in philosophy on our part."