CGA Data Technologies and Development Department offers professional and experience in the field of IT. Our knowledge spans from Desktop Support to complex Network implementations. We have been involved with municipal agencies ranging from stepping into managing an existing environment to designing, planning and implementing a new environment. Our different levels of expertise, allows us to provide the right professional depending on the task that you require. We tailor our services to your specific needs.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
CGA is currently providing full-scale GIS data development and implementation for many of the cities in the Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County areas. As an ESRI Business Partner, CGA leverages the latest in ArcGIS technology including analysis, map creation, web applications and full scale implementations. The GIS staff has been an integral part in many of these GIS projects stemming from hands-on on-site personnel to overall project administration.
INKforce™ – exceptional government software solutions
Unlike most software vendors, INKforce was developed based on experience. Our software provides an enterprise-wide solution which includes Code Enforcement Tracking (CET), Building and Permitting Tracking (BPT), Planning and Zoning (PNZ), Business Tax Receipts (BTR), Fire Inspection Tracking (FIT) and Point of Sale (POS).Also, as Microsoft Gold Certified partners, our system was developed on the .net framework, is entirely web based yet can still be completely configured to your business processes and workflows. Visit www.INKforce.net for more information.
CGA has also integrated Application/Database Development into the department not only to escalate the value of custom end user applications to our clients, but to provide custom designed interactive web-based applications. Having CGA as an Application Service provider will benefit the customer with the latest technology and systems architecture required for the current competitive market. The fundamental understanding of Application Development and Networking infrastructures helps our clients with a reliable and scalable solution.
The CGA application development team is a Gold Certified Microsoft Partner.
Web & Multimedia Development / 3D Rendering & Visualization
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CGA has realized the importance 3D visual animation would have to their clients by being able to see what a subdivision will look like before breaking ground or seeing the interior of a model, room by room before it even exists. CGA is providing these innovative services to their clients and the feedback has been exciting. Clients recognize the impact that this technology has when presenting these projects to investors, City Commissions, bankers and potential home buyers. Imagine the value of visually flying through a subdivision, seeing every aspect of the development or selecting specific upgrades inside your model home and virtually walking inside, inspecting every room.
Town of Surfside, FL
CGA manages and maintains all network related hardware and software for the Town of Surfside with on-site staff. CGA makes all recommendations on hardware, software and all future contracts. We manage anti-virus definition updates. All website updates are performed by CGA IT staff and hosted by CGA’s data center. CGA operates and manages the Town’s broadcast system. All events occurring in the commission chambers are sent live to the local cable channel while simultaneously recording the event for rebroadcast at a later date and time.
City of Dunwoody, FL
As the IT service provider for the for the City of Dunwoody, GA, CGA plans, designs, maintains and documents the network infrastructure which includes, but is not limited to, firewall management, Cisco routers, centralized database storage, data sharing, email (for both internal and external communications using Microsoft Exchange), nightly backups, internet connection, ensures that software licensing is up-to-date, analyzes or configures VPN (virtual private network) connectivity for remote users accessing Town data and end user desktop support. Included under this contract is spam monitoring, virus inoculations and spyware monitoring. CGA was involved in the startup of this new vibrant City. Other installation and deployment under this contract include police 911 dispatch software and court system software.
South Broward Drainage District, FL
CGA has extensive experience working with South Broward Drainage District on numerous projects. These project range from basic mapping and analysis of the districts infrastructure to more complex mobile GIS development. The GPS work completed for the Drainage District began with development of a mobile GIS application to capture manholes, culverts, catch basins and end walls throughout the district. This application was created from scratch and included a wide variety of subtypes and domains to allow for easy attribution in the field by the drainage district employees.
City of Greenacres, FL
CGA converted an existing Excel based Street Sign inventory to GIS points. Each point was assigned unique ID’s and mapped accordingly. The inventory was created and validated by the City of Greenacres Public Works department. The final products for this project included a map book of all signs located throughout the City of Greenacres along with an Interactive PDF for utilization in the field by Public Works staff. CGA GIS staff is also contracted by the City to provide on-site GIS support in an effort to maintain all GIS data current.
City of Weston, FL
CGA provides the City of Weston with the full spectrum of GIS support. An on-site GIS professional reports to the City Public Works department to provide on-going GIS support. Services include data management, GIS project planning, GIS web application development, GPS field intelligence, GIS data analysis, daily maintenance of all data layers and map creation.
Miami-Dade County, FL
Miami-Dade County, Office of Neighborhood Compliance, utilizes INKforce™ E-ticketing for their mobile work force of over 80 code enforcement officers. ONC code compliance experts regularly address violations such as overgrown lots, junk and trash, abandoned vehicles, graffiti, zoning violations and other neighborhood regulations. The goal in creating this mobile agency was to provide liaisons within different communities, resolve complex cases and provide code enforcement education to Miami-Dade residents. After deployment of INKforce™, an internal analysis by Miami-Dade County found that these enhancements have already generated a savings of $500,000.
City of Odessa, TX
With INKforce, Odessa Code Enforcement Officers can access schedules and directions, property and complaint histories, city and county ordinance specifications and they can secure signatures and issue compliance notices on the spot (or automatically initiate a certified mailing to the property owner). Odessa's INKforce system will include enhanced software that adds improved efficiency for code enforcement officers. Inspectors won’t need to memorize city codes, instead they will use a built-in search feature to view codes on the screen.
County of Prince George, VA
Prince George County, a suburban area in southeast Virginia, has selected INKforce™ for its comprehensive total solution package. The company will provide comprehensive countywide software services. The County of Prince George chose INKforce™ as the vendor of choice after a six month evaluation process. The County selected the company to provide all-inclusive government software designed to increase efficiency, save money and deliver superior services to their citizens. The agreement calls on INKforce™, a software developer of government automation tools, to provide its Code Enforcement, Building & Permitting, Planning & Zoning, Fire Inspections and Point of Sale software solutions.
Data Technologies & Development - Awards
ESRI – Best Cartographic Design-Atlas or Map Series
Third Place presented to Calvin, Giordano & Associates in this category for Sewer Utilities Network utilizing the City of Weston’s Utility Network. Data was developed by CGA and implemented into a map series to be used by Weston.
2003 Technology Award – Business Technology Application
Presented to Calvin, Giordano & Associates by The South Florida Business Journal for the category of any type of business that has implemented a unique technology application to improve their business.