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LA County releases Preferred Technologies for GIS

This document lists the preferred Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies for the County of Los Angeles.  This document is designed to help GIS and IT personnel identify technologies during proposal and contract development, procurement, and acquisition of new systems to ensure that they are compatible with existing GIS systems within the County.  This document supports the Chief Information Office’s mission of reducing redundant development platforms and streamlining the development, storage, maintenance, and access to geographic data and GIS application development.

Click on this link to download the full document: CIO Preferred Technologies for Geographic Information Systems – January 2015

To see more of our framework documents, go to the documents page of the eGIS Steering Committee (click here to view).

At its heart is the following table which lists the various tiers of a GIS system, and our preferred technologies.  While the County does not enforce these technologies as standards, it is noted that GIS systems not using these technologies will receive increased scrutiny by the Chief Information Office and the Geographic Information Officer.

Tier Preferred Technologies Source of Standard Emerging Technologies Not Preferred
Data Management ESRI ArcGIS Desktop De-facto QGIS, gvSIG, GRASS GIS, Window GIS, MapGuide MapInfoGeoMedia (Intergraph)
Data Storage SQLServer Spatial County Preferred Technologies for Databases PostgreSQL (PostGIS) SQL Server with ESRI SDEOracle with ESRI SDE
Oracle Spatial
GIS Data Deployment ESRI ArcGIS Server De-facto GeoServer, Boundless, MapServer, TileMill, MapBox, Socrata
GIS Communication ESRI REST API & JSON De-facto geoJSON SVG
SOAP XML W3C
WFS (Web Feature Service) OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium)
JSON W3C
WMS (Web Mapping Service) OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium)
GIS Application Development Latitude Geographics Geocortex Products eGIS Committee Identified MapBox, leaflet, ArcGIS Online Apps, Orion, OpenLayers
ESRI Application Development
Custom coding
Mobile Application Development Geocortex HTML5 web sites &Geocortex HTML5 web app eGIS Mobile sub-committee AmigoCloud, ESRI ArcGIS Online Collector
Custom coding (iOS & Android)
Worldwide/Commercial Maps Google Maps, Bing Maps De-facto OpenStreetMap

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