By Caroline Fahmy, President and CEO
Since our company’s inception, our Planware division has used geographic information systems (GIS) to view data. Our GIS software applications and services have helped map school district boundaries and model changes in school attendance areas. Using maps to model changes in the district’s geography (e.g., new streets or subdivisions) or student population (e.g., growth or decline in one or more areas of the district) assists school district planners in making decisions about how to utilize their school facilities more efficiently and, ultimately, better meet students’ needs.
We are very excited to announce that we will soon be releasing the Pro Edition of our flagship software product, ONPASS!
Although we have completely rewritten the software from the ground up using ESRI’s newest and most powerful GIS platform, ArcGIS Pro, we have lovingly retained the ONPASS brand.
By David Johnston, GIS specialist at Educational Data Systems
In today’s technologically connected world, we are constantly using Google Search to find the answers to our questions. In seconds, we can find the location of the nearest sandwich shop along with its reviews, website, and more. This is an example of geographic information systems (GIS) technology in action. In its simplest form, GIS technology delivers information based on a physical location. Think of it as a “smart map” that not only provides locations but can answer your questions, too.
Here at Educational Data Systems, we’ve gathered quite a bit of knowledge over our 40+ years in business. And we’re pretty passionate about what we do, so we’ve decided to share some of what we’ve learned with the community.