Bay Area Air Quality Management District – Geospatial Components Integration With Mobile Field App

Bay Area Air Quality Management District - Geospatial Components Integration With Mobile Field App

Challenge

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (“BAAQMD”) is responsible for maintaining air quality standards within the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties. BAAQMD maintains several applications, integrated with a single backend for managing all of its daily operations. These applications aid compliance of air standards and include permitting, engineering, and enforcement apps. BAAQMD needed to develop and integrate geospatial functionality into these applications as well as build and integrate a mobile application into their system to support inspectors in the field.

Solution

Farallon developed and integrated geospatial functionality into several web applications for the District. Farallon built and integrated a map interface for the District’s customer facing permitting application that allows users to define their permitted facility’s location and associate it to a parcel. Farallon also built and integrated mapping interfaces into the District’s internal SharePoint portal, including an interface to assign inspectors to manage areas and facilities, an interface to flag schools nearby a permitted site for notification, an interface for viewing and assigning citizens’ air quality complaint locations, and a map interface for viewing all of the District’s geospatial data.

Farallon developed an Android-based mobile application and integrated it into the District’s production system to support coordination between inspectors in the field and managers in the District’s office. Inspectors using the application are able to accept or reject assigned work, as well as complete the work with an all-digital workflow. The application also transmits the locations and statuses of inspectors in real-time. Managers can track inspector location and status can via a complimentary web application. Inspector locations are also used to automatically assign them work that needs to be completed based on their location.

Farallon also assisted the District in loading various required spatial datasets into their production system SQL Server database and creating stored procedures in order to support their enterprise system. Farallon is providing ongoing application support, training and maintenance.

Screenshots & Videos

Map interface for internal SharePoint portal for viewing all of the District’s geospatial data.

Map interface for internal SharePoint portal for viewing all of the District’s geospatial data.

District’s customer permitting application that allows users to define their permitted facility’s location and associate it to a parcel.

District’s customer permitting application that allows users to define their permitted facility’s location and associate it to a parcel.