Breaking Open the Black Box of Municipal Department Data and Operations

Posted by Alannah Dragonetti on January 26, 2018
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You’ve attended city events, distributed flyers and knocked on doors. Voters responded by electing you to city council—a big-time position with the job description to match.

 

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You'll likely find many closed doors at city hall.

 

As a member of the council, you shape the city's goals as well as the direction of major projects. You heavily influence infrastructure improvements, ranging from community growth to land use to finances and strategic planning.Such decisions impact all members of the community long after your term ends. They require you to learn and consider constituents’ desires as well as the ways that the administration can bring them to fruition.


While residents may be happy to open the door and discuss their hopes for the city, you’re likely to find many closed doors at city hall. Long-standing, department-specific processes built upon antiquated paper documents and/or single-purpose software have contributed to the creation of a black box, wherein departmental data and workflows remain hidden from council members. Never a company to shy away from an aeronautical pun, GovPilot can help you break open the black box of departmental data and operations.

 


Uncover, Unify and Utilize Information


Before you can leverage departmental information for better decisions, you must find it. Adopt GovPilot and you won’t have to look far.Our platform aggregates data from imported historical documents and public-facing digital forms. Information comes together in GovPilot’s secure server.

 

GovPilot government softwareInformation comes together in GovPilot's secure server.

 

A user-friendly interface allows council members to view cross-departmental data from a variety of perspectives:


Dashboard


Upon login, all GovPilot users are greeted by Dashboard—a custom arrangement of color-coded tiles that grant insight into project status. Dashboard provides council members with an overview of orders of operations and employee productivity. Click on a tile to see which data is being processed by which department and when.

 

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Click on a tile to see which data is being processed by which department and when.

 

PropertyProfile


GovPilot’s server links all data to the appropriate property, which sounds way less impressive than visualizing it in the PropertyProfile feature is. As the name implies, PropertyProfile offers a comprehensive view of each commercial and residential structure in your district, complete with street level pictures and documents from everymunicipal department.

 

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PropertyProfile offers a comprehensive view of each commercial and residential structure in your district.

 

GIS Map


Hover to the right of any PropertyProfile and take advantage of a geographic information system (GIS) map view. The map displays the property and all its data in relation to the rest of your district. Play with map layers and zooming capabilities to identify and analyze trends that help you glean insight into the the issues now within your power to resolve and the opportuities now within your power to seize.

 

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Map layers and zoning capabilities help you glean insight into the issues now within your power to resolve and the opportunities now within your power to seize.

 

In these ways, the GovPilot platform helps you uncover and utilize the unified departmental data you need to make effective change in your city as a council member.

 

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