The City of Edmonton was one of the first cities to convert all its data in digital format, making that transformation first in the 1970s. City leaders wanted fast and reliable access to information – whether it was an emergency in progress, the status of a streetlight, or the condition of a sidewalk.
Recognizing the importance of location-based data, Edmonton collaborated with Intergraph in the development of the city’s Spatial Land Inventory Management (SLIM) system for GIS data. Using Intergraph technology, Edmonton’s IT department, working with municipal leaders, has transformed the city into a world-leader in the use of geospatial information.
Building on that foundation and continuing its partnership with Intergraph, Edmonton delivers smart solutions across its municipal agencies, incorporating enterprise data management, data visualization, 3D analyses, cloud computing, and mobile technologies. It also uses core operational systems, such as public safety computer-aided dispatch and utility engineering and distribution management software, to improve critical city operations.
Edmonton area organizations have been recognized for innovation and leadership, receiving Intergraph Canada’s Excellence in Partnership Award and Intergraph’s prestigious Icon Award. It also mentors future leaders through education programs, such as Emergency Communications and Response at Grant MacEwan University and GeoMedia Technology at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT).
Learn about Intergraph U – Global Education Program for geospatial software.