Regional Geographic Information Systems
Regional response to a catastrophic event requires accurate geospatial data, properly referenced and containing attributes that correctly describe locations. Local agencies and people are often the most knowledgeable regarding what's in their community, where it's located, and how it may have changed. Geospatial information is the result of combining data that is spatially referenced with methods for spatial analysis and visualization. The Regional GIS Project worked with local data providers throughout the region to catalog existing geospatial data. Working with Regional Catastrophic Planning Team Leads, the Regional GIS Project developed a minimum essential data set tailored to the region's needs.