Business Plan Creation for Statewide Parcel Data and Enhanced Elevation Data for Nevada
Award Number G12AC0139, Category 4: Fifty States Initiative: Business Plan Development and Implementation
Two statewide business plans within Nevada will be created: one for parcel GIS datasets and another for enhanced elevation datasets (e.g. LiDAR). Ownership boundaries (parcels) and elevation data are key facets of geospatial data infrastructure appropriate to Nevada. The plans will examine dataset “lifecycles” now and propose plans for the future. Plan goals are to establish a feasible, stable, infrastructure; to minimize redundant effort; to increase data availability. Data collection and use will be more cost-effective, while rights and interests in datasets are protected appropriately. The Nevada Geographic Information Society (NGIS) will provide the contacts, methods of information dissemination and publication, meeting venues for the entire geospatial community, and will coordinate consultant activities in smaller meetings and specific interviews. The business plans will include and inventory of available datasets, state-wide requirements for data, state business cases for coordinated data collection efforts, and strategies for moving forward.
Matthew Krok, President, Nevada Geographic Information Society
Moni J. Fox, Incoming President, Nevada Geographic Information