Geographic Information Systems Planning Council (GISPC)
Learn about the Geographic Information Systems Planning Council, including purpose, membership, meetings and by-laws.
The regional Geographic Information Systems Planning Council (GISPC) was formed by the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) for coordinating and effecting the mutual development, implementation, sharing and maintenance of geospatial data and GIS applications among federal, state and regional/local governments, institutions and organizations of the 10-county Capital State Planning Region 12. Staff support for the GISPC is represented by the CAPCOG GIS Program. The GISPC works to meet local/regional needs and recommendations of the Texas GISPC Statewide Geographic Information Systems Plan. The Plan calls for the formation of regional geographic coordinating councils in partnership with councils of governments in Texas.
CAPCOG recognizes the need for establishing consistent GIS infrastructure and data exchange standards to assure maximum benefits of joint data development and information sharing, and will pursue the implementation of National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) and Texas GISPC adopted goals and standards in the region.
The GISPC provides advisory support and guidance to CAPCOG administration, its Executive Committee, GIS staff, task force and committees in planning for programs or projects with GIS-related applications. Emphasis is placed on effecting the coordination, development, and implementation of cooperative programs, projects and agreements to establish GIS: communications and data exchange standards; online data services; geospatial data sharing initiatives; and global positioning systems.
The 16 members of the GISPC assist in the education and promotion of GIS and serve as communication links to local GIS service providers and users from their respective county and/or regional service area. In support of CAPCOG's ongoing effort to enhance 9-1-1 Emergency Communications, members will work with county 9-1-1 GIS coordinators, database managers and members of the Capital Area Emergency Communication District's 9-1-1 Strategic Advisory Committee to accomplish the requirements of CAPCOG/county/municipal contracts for implementation and coordination of GIS activities.
GISPC conducts quarterly meetings for council business generally on the last Friday of the first month in every quarter. Members of the meetings will receive agendas for the meetings at least five days before the meeting's scheduled time. Special meetings can be called by the CAPCOG Executive Director, the CAPCOG Council liaison, the Council Chair or requested in writing by at least one-third of the membership, excluding vacancies, of the GISPC. The GISPC also makes biannual progress reports to the CAPCOG Executive Committee.
9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Friday, April 28, 2017
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744