ENTERPRISE GIS ARCHITECTURE
GIS environments commonly began with single-user
workstations at a department level within the NJMC
organization in 1994.
Dom Elefante only.
A pc 4x86 machine.
Back then they only had one licensed PC
5 coverages and no raster images.
After the collaboration with CIMIC, Rutgers University in 1999,
MERI GIS is established.
Dom, Adrian, Gabby, Tim
10 Workstations, a Database Server( Oracle 8.1.7 )
1 Web Server (IIS 5.0) and
1 City view Server.
2 ArcGIS Licence issued to NJMC
25 ArcGIS licence issued to MERI (Full extension)
Over 200 Coverages and Shapefiles.
20 GB Raster images.
Large size Landsat data images from CIMIC GIS labs.
Through out the evaluation of GIS history in
• There is an on-going effort in the expansion
of GIS data
• Number of expert GIS users
• Highly level sophisticated hardware and
WHAT ARE MERI GIS GOALS NOW?
Especially with the incorporation of 14
municipalities using GIS
How is MERI GIS going to implement this?
MERI GIS GOALS…
• To develop an enterprise GIS architecture
and solutions with the incorporation of a MERI
GIS team, staff of NJMC and staff of the 14
• To centralize its resources and efforts, reducing the
overlap in GIS functionalities and their cost.
• To ensure quality GIS services and data access to
the municipalities and other NJMC departments.
MERI GIS is planning to implement
the GIS enterprise solutions in three
FIRST LEVEL :
Make GIS data available online for NJMC staff
and public on the Internet as a feature Map
Service and Feature Data service.
Share GIS data with municipalities , other
government agencies, Universities, and the public.
• MERI GIS has already completed 50 % percent of this
stage, developing an interactive map service site on the
• MERI GIS has published a template parcel information
map for the Town of Secaucus and Borough of Carlstadt
which gives public ability to query, search and identify
parcels by block-lot number, address and owner name.
• MERI GIS is planning to integrate the individual
municipality’s parcel maps with NJMC’s District parcel
SECOND LEVEL :
Promote and coordinate effective use of
GIS and database technology throughout the
Leverage spatial and related data to improve
municipal business practices and improve
access to municipal GIS data as well as
ensure access to NJMC GIS data.
• One of the first initiatives of MERI GIS is to centralize
GIS data, establishing a corporate GIS Database and
repository containing all the coverages, shapefiles, raster
images and tabular data utilizing Oracle and ArcSDE.
Kamal Saleh Gabby ( GIS Tim ( Gis lab Adrian
Sara Sundel (Planning/LUM Lab 3td floor ) 3td floor) Molato ( GIS
( LUMLA 2nd LA 1st floor ) 3td floor )
( Parks 1st
• Providing Municipalities and other NJMC departments
necessary hardware and software technology, and training
staff from these agencies with the guidance of MERI GIS
team. They could access MERI GIS database
simultaneously , be able to view all the data, and if
necessary , be able update it.
THIRD LEVEL :
Establish a standard data format for geographic
information systems acquired, purchased, or
produced by any municipalities or agencies.
Significant reduction in redundant data capture and
management efforts in all areas, and a
standardized, accurate, consistent up-to-date, and
• Collect any kind of existing tabular or
vector/raster data, and convert them into a
standard ArcSDE format to populate our
• Better coordination among departments and
agencies throughout the municipalities and
better support and decision making for
mission-critical operations, particularly
Connect to database using arc catalog:
FINAL ENTERPRISE GIS ARCIHECTURE