Cincinnati Area Geographic Information System (CAGIS)

CAGIS Awards and Recognition

CAGIS Team a Finalist for 2017 "Tech Team of the Year" Award

The CAGIS team has been named one of three finalists for the Cincinnati Business Courier's 7th Annual Innovation & Technology "Tech Team of the Year" award. A ceremony will be held to honor all finalists on Thursday, April 27, 2017. "Tech Team of the Year" is one of ten award categories honored by the Courier's annual event. The awards recognize companies that are changing how we use technology and introducing innovative products and services to the Tri-State.

2016 Digital Cities Survey Winner

The City of Cincinnati was named one of the most technologically innovative cities in the nation. The Center for Digital Government (CDG) announced on November 10th the winners of the 2016 Digital Cities Survey. Now in its 15th anniversary year, the annual survey recognizes cities using technology to improve citizen services, enhance transparency and encourage citizen engagement. The City of Cincinnati placed 8th on the list of cities with a population of 250,000 - 499,999.

2016 Route Fifty Navigator Award for Government Innovation

The City of Cincinnati Team including City Manager Harry Black, CAGIS and the Office of Performance & Data Analytics has received Route Fifty's Navigator Award for Government Innovation. The Navigator Awards aim to celebrate individuals, agencies and organizations deemed to have implemented innovative ideas in state and local government.

2016 City Manager’s Award for Excellence

Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black handed out the inaugural City Manager’s Award for Excellence to CAGIS Administrator Raj Chundur. 2016 marks the first annual presentation of the award. It is an honor bestowed upon a City of Cincinnati employee or team of employees that have made an extraordinary contribution during the year to move the City forward. Raj and his team have been an integral part of the City’s innovative government efforts, through his leadership as Administrator of Cincinnati Area Geographic Information System (CAGIS) and his digital and electronic contributions. He simultaneously held the title of interim director of Enterprise Technology Solutions (ETS) for several months until a permanent director was on-boarded.

2013 Public Technology Institute Technology Solutions Award

The Public Technology Institute recognized both the CAGIS County Wide Construction Coordination (CWCC) system and CAGIS Firebird in the 2012-2013 Technology Solutions Awards. CWCC won the competition in Geospatial Information Systems for jurisdictions with populations of 100,000 - 349,999. CAGIS Firebird, An Integrated Mobile Decision Support Application for Emergency Services, was recognized for Significant Achievement. Awards will be presented at the 2013 CIO Summit EAST in Alexandria, Virginia in June 2013. Public Technology Institute actively supports local government executives and elected officials through research, education, executive-level consulting services, and national recognition programs. As the only technology organization created by and for cities and counties, PTI works with a core network of leading local officials — the PTI membership — to identify research opportunities, share solutions, recognize member achievements and address the many technology issues that impact local government.

2013 City of Cincinnati earned B+ from the Ohio Public Interest Research Group Education Fund for Transparency in Spending

Cincinnati was recognized as tops in Ohio and 5th in the nation for transparency in spending. Ohio PIRG surveyed 30 of the largest municipalities in the country for transparency in spending. The group commented, "Cincinnati serves as an example that small cities can nonetheless perform very well. Despite being the second-smallest city evaluated in this report with only 296,943 residents, Cincinnati comes in fifth out of the 30 cities." Cincinnati received high marks for its Customer Service Request system (a CAGIS initiative) and its Searchable Expenditure Database..

2012 City of Cincinnati Seasongood Innovation Award (Tomorrow's Technology Today)

Second-place award for CAGIS Firebird, a mobile GIS mapping application that integrates with emergency 911 response dispatch software.

2011 Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) Distinguished Enterprise Award

CAGIS County Wide Construction Coordination system, which functions across multi-jurisdictional and multi-departmental boundaries to identify opportunities to coordinate development activities. Read more

2003 Gartner: The Case for Government Best Practices

"Although geographic information systems (GISs) started out as mapping tools, they are now deeply ingrained in the operational fabric of local governments. However, in many cases, management and political support for continued development is still lacking. The business benefits and constituent service improvements supported by the GIS may not have been articulated well, or the lack of an enterprise focus may create redundancies that overshadow benefits. In "CAGIS — Workflow Analysis for Government GIS Success," we study the Cincinnati Area Geographic Information System (CAGIS). CAGIS is a multijurisdiction system that includes participation from the regional private utility company. CAGIS has demonstrated that a concentration on workflow and customer service improvements can help result in successful GIS deployment."

2002 Senatorial Citation from State Senator Mark Mallory

Awarded to Raj Chundur on being recognized by the Murray and Agnes Seasongood Good Government Foundation for enhancing Cincinnati's city services through the creation of CAGIS FIM (Field Implementation Module).

2002 City of Cincinnati Seasongood Innovation Gold Tier Award

Awarded to Raj Chundur for his creation of CAGIS FIM (Field Implementation Module), allowing inspectors to record inspection results in the field and upload these results directly into the automated, enterprise permitting / code-enforcement system.

2002 U.S. HUD Electronic Permitting Systems and How To Implement Them

Electronic construction permitting is changing the way communities across the nation do business, speeding the building permit process for the people most involved—builders, inspectors, and plan reviewers—and providing better and more timely information to decision makers, managers, and staff throughout city hall. This publication is designed to help America’s communities understand the process of selecting and implementing an electronic permitting system. Benefiting from the experiences of others, communities can implement electronic permitting systems with better results and at lower cost. The combined Cincinnati/Hamilton County permitting system was one of 51 leaders in electronic permitting surveyed for this report. Read more

1999 OGRIP Best GIS Practices Award

Recognizing CAGIS as an Outstanding Enterprise-Wide Project exemplifying the goals and objectives of the Ohio Geographically Referenced Information Program. Read more

1999 Sierra Computer Systems, Inc., (now Accela, Inc.) Special Achievement Award

For the CAGIS implementation of the Permits Plus workflow-tracking software and database throughout the enterprise, embedding GIS technology within the workflow processes.

1998 City of Cincinnati Seasongood Innovation Gold Tier Award

Award to Raj Chundur for the development of DocsLink, which provides for instant integrated access to departmental documents anywhere across the city and county enterprises. The project addresses one of the most pressing problems with the citizens permit process. The DocsLink innovation helps provide a "one-stop" approach to the citizens' permit process and improves customer service.

1998 ESRI Special Achievement in GIS

For the innovative deployment of GIS technology throughout the enterprise.

1998 ESRI Making a Difference Award

For CAGIS's contributions to the field of geographic information systems and for the benefits it was providing to the citizens of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.