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New computer system helps city work load

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Mayor Mufi Hannemann announced on Monday that a Geographic Information System (GIS) will be implemented in order to keep track of city projects and enhance 911 calls. The new GIS uses high resolution pictures to help city officials visualize locations around the island. The GIS system will enhance 911 response times by giving first responders a clear location of where the 911 caller is calling from.

"These new software applications will improve public safety and allow city projects to be handled more efficiently, and with more accountability," Hannemann said.

Currently the Department of Facilities Maintenance (DFM) is using the system to keep track of street resurfacing and sidewalk maintenance. The system will eventually be used by over 50 work sectors within the DFM. The system is also linked to a property assets management system which will manage the city's real property, such as buildings, land and contracting.

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