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 include:


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.


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 neighborhoods.

SanGIS (

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.


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 An electronic media kit also available at

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