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Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to Develop Enterprise GIS; Improved Terminal Management with ESRI’s ArcGIS Server

July 13, 2006–Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has awarded a $10 million contract for developing an enterprise geographic information system (GIS) based on ESRI GIS technology to Woolpert Inc. The enterprise GIS will support Sky Harbor’s planned $2 billion improvement project that includes runway rehabilitation, a new terminal, and a possible people-mover system.
“We will use the enterprise GIS to ensure that, as we go through this large development project, we establish standards and capture that information so we can maintain it into the future,” said Dennis Murphy, Sky Harbor information technology project manager. “We will also use it to establish efficient management of our existing assets and airport operations.”

By 2009, Woolpert will equip Sky Harbor with a Web portal-based information management system that uses GIS technology to incorporate basemaps and data with more than a dozen key support applications. The finished system will integrate the airport’s SAP business solutions software with custom, GIS-based lease, document, noise control, master planning, environmental, and facilities management applications.

“We believe that this will be the premier airport GIS in the United States when completed,” said John Przybyla, vice president and project director, Woolpert. “It will provide dramatic improvements in Sky Harbor’s ability to serve its airline, tenant, passenger, and cargo needs.”

ESRI ArcGIS Server software will support the Web portal-based information management system. ArcGIS Server is a comprehensive platform for delivering enterprise GIS applications that are centrally managed and support multiple users. It will enable the airport system to:

— Deliver advanced GIS Web services internally and to other organizations.

— Integrate GIS and other IT technologies using industry-standard software.

— Provide centrally managed, multiuser editing capabilities.

“We look forward to being part of the foundation of Sky Harbor’s system and congratulate Woolpert for earning this opportunity to develop an enterprise GIS for the airport,” said Terry Bills, transportation industry manager, ESRI. “We are happy to include Sky Harbor in the growing list of airports around the world that are utilizing ESRI GIS technology for effective airport management.”

The city of Phoenix, the fifth-largest city in the nation, owns and operates Phoenix Sky Harbor, which ranks among the eight busiest passenger airports in the nation and continues to grow at a sizable 3 to 5 percent annual rate.

About Woolpert Inc.

Woolpert Inc., ranked by Engineering News-Record as a top national design firm, provides professional engineering, architectural, geospatial, and related consulting services to clients in the public and private sectors. Founded in 1911, Woolpert’s innovative design approach and commitment to the creative application of technology have grown the firm into a leader in the consulting industry.

About ESRI

Founded in 1969, ESRI (esri.com) is the world leader in the GIS software industry. ESRI offers innovative solutions that help users create, manage, analyze, and display information to make timely decisions and solve problems they encounter every day. ESRI’s comprehensive product line ranges from desktop GIS to GIS for the enterprise.


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