The BCDCOG GIS
department provides a variety of digital mapping solutions and
geo-spatial data services for member governments, municipalities, and
the general public. GIS has played an active role in regional
transportation, environmental, and land-use planning initiatives. In
addition, the GIS department continues to provide technical services,
such as zoning and parcel mapping, for a number of the smaller
municipalities within our region.
responsibilities undertaken by the GIS department include: providing
agency-wide analysis and support, hazard mitigation planning,
transportation modeling, environmental mapping, and regional demographic
analysis. Our experienced GIS staff utilizes a state-of-the-art computer
lab, which is equipped with the entire suite of ESRI mapping products,
TransCAD, and an extensive graphics software library. We routinely use
these tools to produce custom maps and data to meet the planning needs
of the BCDCOG region. Specialty maps are also available, contact
for more information.
The department also
Lowcountry GIS Users Group which was
established in 1996 to encourage communication, coordination, &
cooperation among group members in the region. The group holds four
meetings per year. Membership is open to all GIS users, and there
is no membership fee. Each member, however, is asked to fill out a
survey form. Survey information is compiled into a User Group
Directory and distributed to group members free of charge.
Non-members may obtain a copy of the directory for $5.00 by
contacting the COG offices. The
Directory can be utilized to facilitate
cooperation among group members.