Archive for the ‘GIS Strategic Plan’ Category

A Quick Look at State GIS Coordination

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 by mike.mahaffie

Michael Terner, the Applied Geographics consultant who is working with the DGDC on a strategic plan for GIS coordination in Delaware, spoke a bit about what he’s learned in Delaware at a recent Ignite Spatial event in Boston.


Agenda Posted for December 17 Executive Council Meeting

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 by mike.mahaffie
December 17, 2009
10:00 amto12:00 pm

A draft agenda (PDF) is now posted for the December 17 meeting of the Executive Council of the Delaware Geographic Data Committee (DGDC).

The main agenda item will be a review of preliminary findings from the information gathering portion of the Delaware GIS Strategic Planning Project.  The preliminary findings include an overview of the strengths and weaknesses of the GIS coordination effort in Delaware along with some very early suggestions for a path forward.

The meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 17, in Room 133 of the Haslet Armory, at 122 William Penn Street, in Dover.

Dover’s Use of GIS Explained in the Delaware State News

Monday, November 16th, 2009 by mike.mahaffie

The front page of the Delaware State News for Monday, November 16, features the following headline: “GIS system gives Dover high-tech data access.” The story, by veteran reporter Bruce Pringle, details the successes of Dover’s GIS program over the last few years.


A Look at Who We (The DGDC) Are

Thursday, November 12th, 2009 by mike.mahaffie

As part of the background work of the Delaware GIS Strategic Planning Project, I recently did some digging around in the subscriber list of the DGDC-L e-mail listserv.

As of earlier this week, there were 523 total e-mail addresses on the DGDC-L list. What follows is a simple, back of the envelope (virtual envelope) analysis of who we in the DGDC are and where we come from.


Framework Data Discussion: “Out of Play”

Monday, October 26th, 2009 by mike.mahaffie

One item that came up in the October 20 Delaware GIS Strategic Planning Workshop (notes [PDF]) was that of adding “out of play” lands to the Delaware Spatial Data Framework. This refers to lands that are not developable, from a regulatory standpoint, such as publicly-owned lands and lands, such as tidal wetlands, that are simply out of bounds.


Lots to Chew On

Friday, October 23rd, 2009 by mike.mahaffie
GIS Professionals at a workshop

A Meeting of the GIS Minds

Delaware’s GIS Community had a busy three days at the start of this week. A series of workshops and small-group meetings were held from October 19 through October 21 to gather input for the planned Delaware GIS Strategic Plan (funded by a grant from the Federal Geographic Data Committee).

Planning consultant Michael Terner, of Applied Geographics, met with a large group of GIS professionals from all sectors of the community on Tuesday at the Kent County Administration Building. On Wednesday, the DGDC Executive Committee held a workshop at the Haslet Armory. Also on Wednesday, there was a meeting with the University of Delaware’s GIS group.

And, while he was here, Mr. Terner met in small-groups with 911/PSAP administrators, county GIS staff, city GIS managers, MPO staff, the Department of Technology and Information, the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, the Governor’s Office, the Office of State Planning Coordination, and DelDOT.


Delaware GIS Strategic Planning Workshop

Thursday, September 24th, 2009 by mike.mahaffie
October 20, 2009
9:00 amto12:30 pm

Delaware has some of the best GIS people in the nation. They work at the state, county and city levels; in the private sector; and in the schools and universities. We’re a small but close-knit community of professionals who work well together, share data, and help each other serve our customers, clients and constituents.

But we know we can do even better. That’s why we’ve embarked on a journey of self-discovery and improvement: we’re writing a GIS Strategic Plan for Delaware and we need your help.

Please join in a comprehensive, strategic planning process for GIS and geospatial data in Delaware.

There will be a workshop on Tuesday, October 20, to get your thoughts on where we go from here. (more…)

DGDC Executive Council Meeting

Thursday, September 24th, 2009 by mike.mahaffie
October 21, 2009
10:00 amto12:30 pm

The Executive Council of the Delaware Geographic Data Committee will meet on Wednesday, October 21, 2009, starting at 10:00 a.m. in Room 133 of the Haslet Armory, in Dover.

The meeting will focus on the GIS Strategic Planning Process and will serve to brief the Council on the findings of individual interviews, small-group meetings, and the statewide workshop conducted by the planning consultant. This will also be an opportunity for Council members to add their own thoughts to the process.

The Haslet Armory is at 122 William Penn Street, in Dover.