Month: July 2015

3 Years of Enterprise Address System (EAS) at the City and County of San Francisco

3 Years of Enterprise Address System (EAS) at the City and County of San Francisco

It’s been over three years since, with Farallon’s help, San Francisco’s Department of Technology (SFDT) went live with their implementation of the Enterprise Address System (EAS) in February of 2012. EAS was originally built by a team of developers from SFDT and Farallon Geographics between 2010 and 2012 to be an open source, purpose-built enterprise system for maintenance and storage of address data particularly targeting local and regional governments. In...
Adding geospatial support to Sequelize for Node.js

Adding geospatial support to Sequelize for Node.js

Farallon was recently asked to support the mapping component of a telecommunications modeling web application. For their server-side framework, the client had already begun development with NodeJS with Express.  For database technology that could handle complex spatial queries and spatial analysis, they chose Postgres/PostGIS. For their object-relational mapping (ORM), they chose Sequelize. All good or so they thought. The unanticipated issue, which we quickly discovered once we were brought in on...
[VIDEO] Overview of Arches v3.0 for geospatial management of cultural heritage

[VIDEO] Overview of Arches v3.0 for geospatial management of cultural heritage

Developed by the Getty Conservation Institute and the World Monuments Fund with Farallon Geographics as the geospatial, UI and application design development team, the Arches project is an open source, web- and geospatially based information system designed to inventory and manage all types of immovable heritage, including archaeological sites, buildings, structures, landscapes, and heritage ensembles or districts. Arches is an incredibly robust and flexible framework that we have applied to...
Esri’s LGIM competes with customized GIS solutions for using geodata in local government

Esri’s LGIM competes with customized GIS solutions for using geodata in local government

Local governments and municipalities have struggled for years to obtain a shrink-wrapped solution to managing and using geodata within their enterprises.  It’s a difficult nut to crack because every local government (and every GIS implementation) is “custom” to some extent. It was impossible to find GIS software that quickly and easily installs, loads data, and works the way you want it. Compounding the problem, development of the right GIS...