Information Technology Assessment
Mr. Hoefer was the lead consultant and project manager for an in-depth information technology assessment of a complex electronic database (system) being used by several divisions of Caltrans. He directed the technical research, conducted dozens of team interviews, compiled the resulting information, and progressively presented the results to a steering committee over the course of the 10-month project. Mr. Hoefer developed a series of enhancement recommendations that could accomplished within the available implementation funding and time window, as well as a long-term vision for an eventual replacement component architecture based upon Server Oriented Architecture (SOA) design principles. The project was well-received by the steering committee as the team was able to present highly complex subject material in an easily digestible fashion leading to a full consensus on the technological path forward.
Posted in Application Design, Client Type, Communcation Plan, Geodatabase Design, Implementation Plan, Needs Assessment Report, Needs Assessments, Project Management, Project Scheduling, Stakeholder Interviews, Strategic Plan, System Architecture, System Design, Transportation Agency, Workflow Analysis, Workplan Development
Tagged ArcGIS, assessment, Caltrans, design, enterprise, ESRI, geodatabase, GeoIT, GIS, highways, integration, needs, oriented, plan, service, SOA, transportation, web
Water Rights Information Management System
Mr. Hoefer was the system architect and senior manager for a project to develop a web-based mapping software component to the Water Rights Information Management System replacement project (eWRIMS). The web-mapping application allows Water Board Division of Water Rights staff to more efficiently manage and query spatial information about water rights.
In a significant follow-on project, Mr. Hoefer managed a team that developed a set of desktop and GPS tools that support the digitization and field-based capture of place-of-use information associated with each water right.
Posted in Administrator Training, Application Design, Application Seminar, Data Conversion, Data Development, Desktop Application Development, End User Training, Geodatabase Design, GPS Data Collection, Hardware Installation, Mobile Application Development, Needs Assessment Report, Needs Assessments, Pilot Development, Project Management, Project Scheduling, RDBMS Setup, Risk Assessment, Software Installation, Stakeholder Interviews, System Architecture, System Design, System Implementation, System Integration, User Training, Web Application Development, Workplan Development
Tagged ArcGIS, enterprise, ESRI, eWRIMS, geodatabase, GIS, information, integration, management, NHD, place of use, portal, Server, SWRCB, water rights, web
GIS Upgrade Support Services
Mr. Hoefer was the project manager that worked with the City of Richmond, California to upgrade its existing GIS infrastructure to incorporate the latest releases of ESRI GIS software. Also requested were upgrades to the underlying foundation software (Microsoft Windows, Internet Server, and SQL Server). During this project, two new servers were added, along with some limited fail-over capacity and other backup / recovery mechanisms. One of the servers added was a reverse proxy server, which will add an extra layer of security to the City’s Internet applications.
The team completed a thorough business and user needs analysis, identifying the requirements that were unique to the City of Richmond. The team created a new design for their GIS architecture and then installed, configured, and tested the upgraded software. Once implementation was completed, the team provided on-site training, as well as administrative documentation to facilitate technology transfer.
In a follow-up effort, Mr. Hoefer was the Senior Consultant for a project to upgrade eight of the Richmond’s internal and external ArcIMS-based websites to ArcGIS Server using Latitude Geographic’s GeoCortex application software framework.
Posted in Administrator Training, Application Design, Geocortex Implementation, Hardware Installation, Needs Assessments, Networking, Project Management, Project Scheduling, RDBMS Setup, Software Installation, System Architecture, System Design, System Implementation, System Integration, User Training, Web Application Development, Workplan Development
Tagged ArcGIS, ArcIMS, design, enterprise, GeoCortex, implementation, portal, public, Richmond, Server, web, website