Keeping Pace With Pearland

Per their mission statement, the Brazoria County Drainage District No. 4 was created to “detain, control, preserve, and distribute the storm and flood waters within its jurisdiction.” As development increases in Pearland, it is essential that the District keeps pace with reviewing, accepting, and inspecting storm-related infrastructure to allow development to progress and to keep the public safe from storm and flood waters.

With this ongoing development spurring new infrastructure, LJA was engaged to build an application that makes it easier for the District to review, process, and approve all design plans, and oversee inspections during construction in the District’s 80-square mile jurisdiction. LJA customized a comprehensive GIS application for the District that goes far beyond simple mapping capabilities, and includes organizing and streamlining the existing work flow. The GIS web-based application creates a path for each set of plans, providing a space for authorized District staff to approve, communicate, and participate in current and past projects, and to track relevant dialog. The projects are documented with relevant contacts, current status, calendar dates, and locations, as well as other pertinent information and characteristics.

Information collected for each project allows staff to search and filter the database, both in the office and the field. The LJA-designed application doesn’t stop there – it also includes valuable tools that allow project inspectors to relay their findings in the field to the appropriate District engineers and managers.

LJA has a full-service GIS team ready to help when and where you need us.

Contact George Culver, Director of GIS for more information.