News | 07 July 2022
PRESS RELEASE: Elgin Selects Cyclomedia to Update Asset Inventory
MIDDLETON, WI July 7, 2022--Cyclomedia, the leading provider of accurate geospatial imagery-data and data analytics, is proud to announce that it has been awarded a major project for Elgin, IL, located 38 miles northwest of Chicago. This project will enable the city to elevate service levels for the nearly 115,000 residents it serves.
“We are very excited to partner with Cyclomedia on this street-level asset capture project,” said Brendan Brooks, ITS Network/GIS Manager at the City of Elgin. “By utilizing Cyclomedia’s best in class 250-megapixel cameras and state of the art LiDAR technology, the city will be able to create more accurate inventories of our street-level assets. The more accurate our inventories are, the better we can make data-driven decisions to better serve our community.” Cyclomedia’s best-in-class street level imagery and advanced terrestrial mobile LiDAR will be accessible across all city departments, including public works, police, fire, community development and parks and recreation. Additionally, the project will include the identification and management of street signs extracted through imagery analytics.
“One of the key factors in selecting Cyclomedia during our evaluation process was its cloud-based ‘Street Smart’ interactive web viewer that gives all city staff access to these street-level images,” said Brooks. “Cyclomedia also offers the best-in-class resolution and easy integration into our current Esri GIS system, providing a turnkey solution for image capture, processing and deployment.”
An enterprise license and shared access to Cyclomedia’s cloud based interactive web viewer, Street Smart™, not only optimizes the cost effectiveness of the solution but also ensures that all departments have a common, timely and ground truth understanding of the city’s environment. These actionable insights increase both the confidence level of critical decisions and actions when, and where, they are required.
“We take pride in our ability to deliver significant and unique value to our local government partners,” said Danny Hendren – Senior Sales Director, Local Government at Cyclomedia. "The ‘Innovative City in the Suburbs’ will now be able to work smarter, not harder while realizing significant cost savings and improved efficiencies.”
Founded in 1980, Cyclomedia is the leading international provider of data and software solutions visualizing the outside world accurately on-screen. Cyclomedia customers derive actionable insights from the geodata platform to power day-to-day decisions remotely and with more accuracy, delivering exceptional ROI. Cyclomedia focuses its solutions on tax assessment, asset management, public safety, construction & engineering, utility & transportation, and insurance & real estate. Cyclomedia employs 270 people with US headquarters in Middleton, Wisconsin, global headquarters in The Netherlands, and operations in Germany and Scandinavia.
About Elgin, Illinois
Nestled along the banks of the Fox River, Elgin, Illinois is approximately 38 miles northwest of downtown Chicago and is home to nearly 115,000 people. The growing city enjoys ready access to public transportation, diverse housing stock and a mix of commercial establishments. The city's AAA bond rating is testament to its strong financial management and solid economic environment. Many national and international businesses have taken advantage of Elgin’s proximity to the Elgin-O’Hare Tollway and to the “Golden Corridor of Technology and Commerce” along Interstate-90. Elgin features a nationally acclaimed library system, an array of healthcare options and educational opportunities for all ages. Residents and visitors enjoy a thriving cultural arts community, world-class parks, award-winning golf courses, historical museums and 200 places of worship. This vibrant, diverse and volunteer-rich community is known for its strong history of civic engagement.