Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Florida Creates Plan for Statewide Coordination of Geospatial Data

Geographic information systems (GIS) technology has been used for years across Florida. The unprecedented hurricane seasons of 2004 and 2005 brought to light the unequal access to and usage of this technology. Those events also accentuated many of the quality, interoperability,
and accessibility issues associated with Florida’s geographic data. These include inconsistency from location to location, duplication across many levels of government, and lack of availability when needed. To address these issues a consortium of Florida state, local, and federal GIS managers have developed Florida’s Strategic Plan for Statewide Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Coordination. READ MORE


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