Technology Cocktail Coming to the Rescue
City of Phoenix’s Development Services Department (DSD)
The City of Phoenix Development Services Department’s parcel information system and permitting process starts with the loading of parcel drawings in AutoCAD® format into Oracle®. In 2008, Gistic developed a custom application, the CAD to Oracle Loader Application (COLA), using a mixture of technologies such as Visual Basic, Autodesk®, Intergraph®, and Oracle®. In 2013, the call for COLA’s replacement came when DSD planned to consolidate its GIS technologies and move away from all VB applications.