In the early 80's very capable but varying GIS/CAD technologies were adopted by various city and county agencies. As technology has improved our desire and ability to share accurate data with each other has increased tremendously. The GIS master plan effort is a major initiative to review how GIS data is generated, maintained, shared and archived throughout the city and county. A huge part of the GIS master plan is reinventing the processes we have adopted over years to manage data. One of the major goals of the GIS master plan is to have the responsibility for data to reside with the agency that is logically and legally responsible for those data sets. For example, the water department would be responsible for the correctness and currency of any water related data.
GIS Committee Founding Document (352 K)