South Dakota GFP Selects Timmons Group to Build Enterprise Geospatial Land Management System

Richmond, VA – May 2, 2007 –Timmons Group, a leader in geospatial and engineering consulting services, today announced that the company’s Technology sector has been awarded a contract by the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish, and Parks (GFP) to build an enterprise geospatial land management system. The South Dakota GFP is currently tasked with managing over 225,000 acres of land.

The South Dakota GFP is contracting with Timmons Group to build a centralized, web-based enterprise information system that will integrate GIS functionality with land management activities allowing for temporal tracking of land resources, management activities, land inventory, planning and goals and objectives reporting. The application will allow GFP managers, conservation officers, and other constituents edit enterprise geodatabases online.  The Enterprise Land Management Internet application will enable the agency to spatially manage all Game Production Areas (GPA’s) and their corresponding 5-year plans.  In addition, the powers of geospatial analysis will enable users to easily and readily extract information out of the application through custom reporting, mapping, and querying. 

Timmons Group will be building the Enterprise Land Management Internet application utilizing ESRI’s ArcGIS Server, ArcSDE, and ArcIMS software to facilitate the creation, editing, validation, storage, and management of spatial data elements. The incorporation of web services adhering to the principles of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) will allow the GFP to have access to a suite of geospatial functionality through the lands management application and provide the added benefit of a reusable design model to be leveraged by future applications. 

In addition to the enterprise internet application, Timmons Group will be developing a field-based mapping and data collection application.  The mobile solution will complement the web application and enable field users to check out attribute information (inventory data) for a GPA onto their mobile device and add, edit, and update data.  Upon returning to the office, mobile devices can be docked and data seamlessly synchronized back to the enterprise ArcSDE database.  This solution will utilize ESRI ArcGIS Mobile and SQL Server Compact technologies.

“We are excited to work with the South Dakota GFP to build a truly enterprise internet and mobile application suite that will enable the GFP to geospatially manage their land management goals through time.  GFP staff will be able to create, manage, spatially analyze and report on information within their Game Production Areas and corresponding 5-year plans, such as inventory, wildlife, objectives, schedules and progress. This joint effort between Timmons Group and the GFP will integrate real business processes and data and world-class spatial decision support capabilities.” said Chris Gerecke, Senior Software Architect for Timmons Group.

About Timmons Group
Timmons Group is a leading provider of geospatial, information architecture and engineering services focusing on ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Mobile (ADF) and Enterprise solutions. Timmons Group is a privately held ENR 500 company and maintains a strong business partner relationship with ESRI. Timmons Group has been a recipient of both the ESRI Business Partner of the Year award and the ESRI Foundation Partner of the Year award.

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Tim Asimos, Marketing Manager
Timmons Group

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