All the San Diego Information That You Needed to Know: Crime, Java, Wastewater and the Y2K Solution
Essential City of San Diego Government Technology To Exhibit At Insights' TechKNOW Expo
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 30, 1998--
The San Diego Data Processing Corporation (SDDPC), the
information technology arm of the City of San Diego, will partner with
several agencies to demonstrate the latest high-tech advancements in
law enforcement, geographic information systems and water facilities
management. It's all happening at the San Diego Convention Center in
Booth no. 212/213 of the TechKNOW Expo component of INSIGHTS 1998 on
Friday, October 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, October
3, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The San Diego Data Processing Corporation, is a nonprofit, public
benefit company owned by the city. The SDDPC exhibit is a partnership
with the San Diego Police Department and the City of San Diego Water
Department, as well as the Automated Regional Justice Information
System (ARJIS) and the San Diego Geographic Information Source
(SanGIS). Each organization will provide hands-on, multi-computer
workstations for public use. Additionally, the SDPD and the Water
Departments will have fully equipped vehicles on-site, highlighting
numerous high-tech elements.
The featured technology areas at the SDDPC exhibit booth will
The Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS) is a
powerful region-wide investigative tool providing statistical
information and crime analysis to 35 law enforcement agencies. ARJIS
programs include suspect tracking, crime mapping, Cal Photo, alarm
licensing, narcotics evidence tracking and vehicle theft databases.
These single-point-of-entry systems support police operations and
strategic planning for the City of San Diego and other law enforcement
agencies throughout San Diego County. The San Diego Police Department
will also demonstrate their new automated field reporting system.
SDDPC and THE YEAR 2000 PROJECT (Y2K)
The City of San Diego's overall approach and strategy to the Year
2000 problem will be addressed in an educational seminar on Friday,
October 2, from 3:00-4:00 in Room 16A-B of the Convention Center.
SDDPC, in partnership with the city, is ensuring Y2K compliance by
researching the city's approximately 4 million lines of mainframe
computer code and updating the programs to handle the century change.
The Year 2000 Project has performed analysis, research, remediation,
testing and implementation on 2.6 million lines, a rate on schedule
toward a Spring 1999 completion.
SDDPC's Access San Diego!
During Super Bowl Week 1998, SDDPC's Access San Diego JAVA-based
kiosks received national print coverage in USA Today and extensive
Internet exposure on C/NET, ZDNET and Newsbytes New York. A multimedia
kiosk will be at the TechKNOW Expo, providing interactive access to
fun, useful information on San Diego landmarks, activities and
SDDPC has designed and developed regional geographic information
systems (GIS) for the greater San Diego area. The most powerful of
these is the San Diego Geographic Information Source (SanGIS), which
integrates 200 layers of information to serve the needs of police,
fire and safety, planning, public works and other government
activities. SanGIS is one of the most complete automated mapping
applications in the country, providing computer maps and geographic
data to most departments in the City and County of San Diego, and many
other agencies throughout the county.
SDDPC's SWIM and SPLASH
The Sewer/Water Infrastructure Management system (SWIM) and the
water, wastewater and reclaimed water facility maintenance and
management system (SPLASH) is the most advanced integrated product of
its kind. SWIM allows the Water Department to assist in countless
decision support tasks by establishing preventive maintenance
schedules and assisting crews to maintain San Diego's infrastructure.
SWIM's pen-based computers -- hand-held devices housing one million
records -- continue to push the technology envelope. SDDPC and the
Water Department have taken this technology to the streets, allowing
200 water and sewer field crews to receive work orders and facility
data. They can also collect and compute field data for more than
250,000 water customers.
The San Diego Data Processing Corporation was established in 1979
by the City of San Diego. It provides information systems and
telecommunication services for nearly every city agency, as well as
nearly 40 other city, county, state and federal agencies. SDDPC
currently maintains between 120 and 140 active projects that typically
range in cost from $10,000 to $6,000,000. Further information on the
San Diego Data Processing Corporation can be obtained at
www.sddpc.org. An electronic media kit also available at
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Gerald Poindexter, 619/682-3841
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