City of Manassas Wins Governor’s Technology Award
At a conference last week, City of Manassas GIS and Airport staff received the Governor’s Technology Award for their new app, the Regional Airport Inspection Application. This new application allows the Manassas Regional Airport to perform FAA required runway and airport property inspections electronically on their mobile devices.
The application that staff members Margaret Montgomery, GIS Coordinator, and Richard Allabaugh, Airport Operations, created reduces the need for paper reports and maps, decreases the time to transmit findings to maintenance staff, eliminates the confusion of handwritten notes, and increases the ease in locating archived records and generating maps. This app will also allow for easy archiving and greater ease of access for staff.
“This is no small achievement because the competition was even fiercer than usual,” said Jack Mortimer, Vice President of Events for Government Technology Magazine. “The panel of 12 judges from state, county, city and education faced a difficult challenge but your entry stood out as being clearly praiseworthy. Congratulations!”
The winners were recognized at the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium (COVITS) in Richmond.