Geographic Information Systems Office
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OPM's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Office was established in 2022 following passage of Public Act 21-2 during the 2021 June Special Session. It is directed by a Geographic Information Officer (GIO) and resides within the Data and Policy Analytics Unit of OPM.
The GIS Office is responsible for:
- coordinating the collection, compilation and dissemination of GIS data across the state, including from and to state agencies, regional councils of governments, municipalities and other constituencies;
- managing a publicly accessible geospatial data clearinghouse;
- using GIS to support economic development development efforts in the state;
- provide training and outreach on the use of GIS;
- administering a statewide orthoimagery and lidar program;
- adopting geospatial data standards, guidelines, and procedures;
- performing technical data processing to aggregate and organize existing datasets and create new datasets; and
- develop broadband data and mapping in accordance with Public Act 21-159
The GIO establishes goals for the GIS Office through consultation with the Geographic Information Systems Advisory Council established pursuant to Section 79 of Public Act 21-2.
GIS Office Staff
Alfredo Herrera, Geographic Information Officer
David Lukens, Broadband Mapping Coordinator