The Village of Godfrey Sewer Department is expected to enter into an agreement with an Edwardsville company to provide software to track its sewer and other department’s property. Of particular interest at the outset is to map the various manholes, pumps and other equipment around the village, and that’s what the cloud-based GIS system is supposed to be able to provide.
GIS - or a geographic information system - integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. But is it secure? Godfrey Sewer Facility Manager David Kitzmiller says this system is.
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The thought is to get the system rolling with information that can be used by the sewer department, and then incorporate data that would be useful to the Street Department and Park & Rec. The cost of the system is $6,000 per year, and the village plans on entering into a three-year agreement with TWM Engineering of Edwardsville.