The DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) is honoring the JMT Technology Group and Esri with a Momentum Award for a time and money-saving field management asset application. This award for outstanding Downtown Partnership/Program acknowledges a cloud-based solution for in-field data collection and management services that improves data accuracy.
"The mobile application now allows the BID to monitor and view public space activity in real time while painting an accurate picture to partnering agencies so that they can address issues more efficiently," says Rich Bradley, executive director of the DowntownDC Business Improvement District. "This really advances our technological abilities and places the collaborative efforts with the local government on a new level. We're excited to see this project evolve and become a new standard for monitoring and administering the public space."
JMT Technology Group worked closely with BID to understand all the unique problems and concerns that occur in downtown, resulting in a carefully developed, customized mobile application. "The DowntownDC BID solution provides the mechanism to collect the information, report it to the city via open 311 standards, and generate reports for performance measurement," says Tim Abdella, senior associate, JMT Technology Group. "It not only saves time and money in the field, it provides actionable information that improves the quality of life in the district."
DowntownDC BID staff use the field management asset application to report on the condition of assets like street poles, sidewalks, and trees and to maintain a current asset and GIS inventory. The application uses Esri ArcGIS technology to better manage public space, analyze data, produce maps, and improve decision making.
"Advancements in the ArcGIS platform and cloud infrastructure, along with our users' willingness to try something different, makes projects like the DowntownDC BID data collection application possible, cost-effective, and successful," says Anthony Puzzo, Esri senior account executive. "Partners like JMT Technology enable our users to build solutions that would have been difficult a few years ago but are now attainable and repeatable. Esri is grateful for this award and appreciates the recognition."
The award ceremony, held on Wednesday, December 12th, at the Carnegie Library in Washington, DC, recognized people, projects, and organizations in the public and private sectors that bring innovation and excitement to the downtown area.