CCV’s ministry revolves around what we call Neighborhood Ministry. Every part of our church is focused on plugging people into their neighborhoods where they can build relationships and share the love of Christ. As a
Information Technology Creative Technology department we work hard to help support this ministry with the best tools technology can provide. We’ve been focused recently with the latest GIS tools from ESRI. They have a new web based mapping product that allows us to project the maps that used to hang in our offices out to our neighborhood leaders. The server technology is built into their ArcGIS server product. You have several options on how to place it on a page. We decided to use their Flex API as it provided the best UX by far. You can see a short video demo here. Sorry, it’s not one of my best videos… I had a pretty bad headache… but really wanted to get it done to share.
The data presented on the various parcels is read real-time out of a SQL database. We refresh the database once a day. We do this so that we can de-normalize the data for speed.