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Lessons

  • Some municipalities and a few counties have implemented GIS
  • Many more do not have GIS, but are trying to figure out how to implement the technology with limited resources
  • EMA and Sheriff most likely to be currently using GIS
  • Plenty of GIS data is available
  • The major roadblock to using existing information is lack of staff and training to sue and coordinate this technology
  • Poor prospects for future funding for GIS from traditional sources
  • Skepticism of relying on Regional Planning Agencies

Identified Application Areas

  • Evacuation planning
  • Hazardous materials tracking
  • Critical infrastructure mapping/tracking
  • Land use code compliance
  • Traffic safety analysis and planning
  • Public safety
  • E911 and addressing
  • Public health
  • Extend Registry of Deeds services to include access to existing GIS data with deed search
  • County provides GIS services to communities

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