on an Environmental Systems Resource
is the most comprehensive GIS package
available from ESRI. This is were all of our critical
layers are created and maintained. The
basis of our high precision and accuracy
standards are dependent upon this software.
Amherst has been using ESRI products
for over fifteen years.
is the worlds most prevalent desktop
GIS software package currently available.
We use this software package mainly
for mapping and application development.
Users throughout many departments have
increased productivity while saving
time and money.
Server provides a centralized data management
system. It allows Amherst
to disseminate information over the
internet. Most of our layers are available
to the public for free! All that is
needed is an internet connection, an
internet browser, and acceptance of
our GIS data disclaimer agreement upon
entrance to the site. This is a well
received tool from Residents, Businesses,
Utility Companies, Law Firms, Schools, and others.
provides detailed aerial photography.
Its images are taken at a 40 degree
angle from low-flying airplanes. Their
Electronic Field Study software allows
a variety of measurements to be taken
directly from the image. These include
height, distance, area, elevation and
bearing. This is licensed through Erie
Open Source Software:
For certain projects we use applications from the US Army Corps of Engineers (Hec-RAS & Hec-GeoRAS). EPA (SWMM), GOOGLE (Maps, StreetVew, Earth, Sketchup), etc.