NYC/Department of Finance

Project:  
www.nyc.gov/finance

The Mobile Property Tax Assessment Pilot Project is designed to evaluate the effectiveness of assessors’ use of hand-held devices to support their field activities using Windows Mobile Handheld Computers. Assessors have a full set of tax parcel maps and property data for the five boroughs of New York City loaded on their devices. The pilot project was funded by a grant from the New York State Office of Real Property Services. The piloted solution was jointly developed by the New York City Department of Finance (Property Division & Finance Information Technology),the CUNY Center for Urban Research, and 408 Group. The Department of Finance is evaluating the results of the pilot project for potential expansion to its entire field assessment team.

Technologies Used:
ESRI Arc Server, ESRI Mobile ADF, ESRI ArcMap

Elements:
Database, Information Architecture, Relational Database.

NYC/Department of City Planning

Project:  
www.parkinginfonyc.com

Developed by the Department of City Planning as part of its Parking Information and Demonstration Project, Parking Information for the Mobile Web shows the location of all parking facilities licensed by the Department of Consumer Affairs, as of September 2005, in The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island.

This application lists sites in New York City including subway lines and stations, major cultural institutions, government offices, sports and recreational facilities, colleges, hospitals, and other points of interest – each of which can be linked to a map showing nearby parking facilities. Parking Lots can also be located by their proximity to specific addresses and intersections within the 5 boroughs of New York City.

408 Group worked with City Planning to define the solution architecture, use of existing GIS data, development of server, client and web tiers.

Technologies Used:
Open Source GIS, UNM MapServer, PostGIS, Java Servlet, JSP, J2ME, Linux

Elements:
Data replication, Database, Middleware, Relational Database.

CPC Data

Project:  

www.cpcdata.com/cpc_medical

CPC Data Systems specializes in the collection and processing of medical claims for hospitals and medical practices. The company wanted to automate the collection and submission of data so that a physician could record charges and diagnoses on a PDA, thus speeding collection and eliminating errors due to transcription and data entry.

408 Group provided a solution which employed Pocket PC’s, Desktop Workstations and a Secure FTP Site. The solution was optimized to provide quick retrieval of patients records, medical procedures and codes, using incremental searches. All lookup data can be dynamically updated using a custom developed Active Sync Conduit.

Technologies Used:
Pocket PC, Data Syncronizaton, C++, Data Encryption

Elements:
Business Process Automation, Middleware, Relational Database.

Urbitran Associates for NYMTC

Project:  
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) is an association of governments, transportation providers and environmental agencies that is the Metropolitan Planning Organization for New York City, Long Island and the lower Hudson Valley.
This application took datasets of the New York Metropolitan area population and population projections and produced interactive maps showing a number of attributes by town and county over a 30 year period. 408 Group worked on data modeling and interactive mapping development.

Technologies Used:
ESRI Arc Server, ESRI Web ADF

Elements:
Architecture, Database.

NYC/Department of Homeless Services

Project:  
nyc.gov/dhs

The Hope Census Routing Project was commissioned by the NYC Department of Homeless Services to provide maps for volunteers to use in its annual Homeless Census.Using ESRI ArcMap and custom developed extensions, the solution provides routes for 7000 survey districts in each of the 5 Boroughs of NYC. The maps provide complete coverage of both sides of the street and are maximized for the shortest route. Directions to the start of the route is provided using Google Maps for Transit.

Technologies Used:
ESRI ArcMap, ArcMap Extensions for .NET, C#

Elements:
Geographic Information Systems, Information Architecture.

Zitomer

Project:  
www.zitomer.com

Zitomer, an upscale pharmacy on the upper east side of Manhattan, wanted to create an online presence as a convenience for their local customers and to expand their sales to a wider clientele.

Working with the client’s designer, we architected and built a low cost and easy-to-maintain, e-commerce website including a shopping cart system with a gateway to a payment system.

Technologies Used:
ASP, MS SQL Server, Windows

Elements:
Architecture, Content Management, E-commerce / Shopping Cart, Full Text Search, Relational Database.

Photos To Go

Project:  
www.photostogo.com

photostogo.com is the online division of Index Stock Imagery, a commercial stock photography agency. Index wanted to create an online resource of royalty free and rights protected stock photography for webmasters, graphic designers and small businesses.

We developed a self-service, e-commerce website with a Lightbox and shopping cart. Custom middleware was developed to connect the website to an archive of over 1 million images. Content management tools were developed so a team of non-technical staff could catalog photos, create promotions and monitor site effectiveness.

An optimized text search was created to provide a high degree of accuracy for both layman and expert researchers.

We devised special methods that overcame the inability of web search engines to find and index dynamically generated web pages. Not only did we get pages from the site listed, we were also able to ensure that most of them showed on the first page of the results.

The site has been in operation for over 8years and has undergone numerous modifications and redesigns using the same core technology.

Technologies Used:
C++/ISAPI, ASP, Verity Topic Search, SQL Server, Windows, Cyber Cash, High scalability,

Elements:
Architecture, Content Management, E-commerce / Shopping Cart, Feeds for syndicated news and other services, Full Text Search, Middleware, Scalability.

Inhabit Sweaters

Project:  
www.inhabitny.com/home.php

Inhabit was founded in 2003 to fill a niche hitherto overlooked in the knit market. Their collection of well priced, expertly designed pieces, made from the highest quality cashmere, silk and cotton yarns have found loyal customers the world over.

408 Group working with Behavior Design, created the site including:

  • Shopping Cart
  • A Custom Color and Size Configuration
  • User registration
  • Credit Card Gateway
  • Integration of Flash Animations
  • A Custom Slideshow Manager
  • Custom ordering and pre-ordering for customers extranet

Technologies Used:
PHP, OSCommerce, MySQL, Linux , Credit Card Gateway, UPS Shipping

Elements:
Content Management, Database, E-commerce / Shopping Cart.

Gothic Cabinet Craft

Project:  
www.gothiccabinetcraft.com

Gothic Cabinet Craft is a furniture chain specializing in made to order solid wood furniture. Gothic has 40 stores in the NY City Metropolitan Region. The store wanted to put their full product catalog online for purchase.

408 Group created the site including:

  • Shopping Cart
  • A product configurator
  • Cross selling of related products
  • Custom shipping modules with gateways to UPS, Bax Global and a local delivery service
  • Product sharing using email
  • User registration
  • Credit Card Gateway
  • Placement on the major search engines including Google, Yahoo and AOL

Technologies Used:
PHP, OSCommerce, MySQL, Linux , Credit Card Gateway, UPS Shipping

Elements:
Architecture, Content Management, E-commerce / Shopping Cart, Multilanguage capability, Relational Database.

Friskies

Project:
www.thedailycat.com

The Friskies division of Nestle Purina, a leader in the pet products industry, wanted to provide a service to cat owners that would extend the awareness of their brand through an online magazine. The site would provide information on cat care and include interesting cat facts.

We provided a content management tool that allows the client to provide articles on the care of cats. The system allows entry in a number of different categories. Old articles are replaced by new ones automatically, making it easy to keep the site up to date.

Technologies Used:
ASP, MS SQL Server, Windows

Elements:
Content Management, Full Text Search, Relational Database.

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