Data, Maps, and Reports
Learn how the Capital Area Council of Governments' Geospatial Base Mapping Project, or "GeoMap," provides quality, cost-efficient data for the Central Texas region.
What is GeoMap?
GeoMap is a cost-sharing initiative to produce and maintain current geospatial base map data for local jurisdictions, developers, consultants and other interested parties around the region. Base maps can include aerial photography, Lidar imagery, underwater depth depictions, elevation data, structures, road centerlines, pavement, vegetation and land cover.
GeoMap is helping the region in efforts such as the following:
- Leverage taxpayer dollars to create enhanced base map products at a reduced cost.
- Minimize duplicative efforts to generate base map data in the region.
- Establish a common geographic framework for addressing local and regional issues.
- Create readily accessible base map data in the public domain.
GeoMap also supports many critical applications including disaster preparedness, 9-1-1, regional planning and infrastructure management.
GeoMap makes it easy to get crucial planning data without breaking the budget. Historically, project participants have gained several dollars of data for every dollar contributed, making GeoMap a great opportunity for Central Texans to develop low-cost, up-to-date geographic information systems data for their organizations. As current interest in regional 6-inch aerial photos for 2014 grows, for example, the resulting product may include cost-sharing and volume discounts for all participants.
Want customized maps for projects such as appraisals, growth management, conservation, local development or disaster response? No need for a lengthy procurement process. GeoMap’s competitively selected vendor provides the customized map data, with CAPCOG managing the vendor contract and coordinating quality assurance and control.