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Data, Maps, and Reports

GeoMap Program

The Capital Area Council of Governments GeoMap Program has served the region’s need for providing and maintaining geospatial base-map data through a cooperative purchasing measure that receives volume discounts for the greatest geographic coverage.

Over several decades, the GeoMap Program saved CAPCOG and its regional partners millions of dollars while offering valuable data products for many important applications. It aided the region in efforts by:

  • Leveraging taxpayer dollars to create enhanced base map products at a reduced cost.
  • Minimizing duplicative efforts to generate base map data in the region.
  • Establishing a common geographic framework for addressing local and regional issues.

The GeoMap Program also supports many critical applications including disaster preparedness, 9-1-1 communications, regional planning and infrastructure management.

> Read about the GeoMap Program's 2013 NADO Innovation Award.

GeoMap Program Transitions to StratMap Program

While the GeoMap Program was successful, the State manages a similar program called StratMap whose goal is to facilitate statewide cooperative purchasing of geospatial base-map data.

At this time, CAPCOG is transitioning its program management to the Texas Natural Resources Information Systems (TNRIS), a division of the Texas Water Development Board. TNRIS serves as the state’s clearinghouse and referral center for geospatial data.

In addition to benefits the GeoMap and StratMap programs offer, which include excellent pricing, project coordination, technical assistance, and quality control, other StratMap Program benefits are:

  • Streamlined contract and procurement process through DIR
  • Negligible administrative fees
  • Multiple, pre-qualified vendors and products to select from
  • Data is placed in the public domain to follow “open government” doctrines
  • And for Central Texans, the program and staff are still headquartered locally (in Austin)

2018 Capital Area Orthoimagery Project: Call for Projects

CAPCOG will remain in a regional project coordination capacity, but for orthoimagery products only. This subset of StratMap projects for the CAPCOG region is referred to as the Capital Area Orthoimagery Project.

For interest in other geospatial products (i.e. LiDAR, Contours, Planimetrics, etc.), review the TNRIS StratMap website and contact them directly at StratMap@twdb.texas.gov.

> Visit the StratMap website.

IMPORTANT:

The deadline for submitting your StratMap projects, including the Capital Area Orthoimagery projects is June 16, 2017.

Although you can still participate after that date, it is NOT ideal. An early commitment is important to setting project areas (in square mile units) that will construct the Statement of Work and dictate the project cost from vendors. These costs are locked-in, regardless of any later projects. Achieving the greatest price discount amounts to having the greatest participation.

So please submit your project as soon as possible — and no later than June 16, 2017.

> Download the Capital Area Orthoimagery Project Submission Form (Call for Projects).
> Review the GeoMap to TNRIS StratMap Transition Presentation.
> Read the GeoMap to TNRIS StratMap Transition Flier.
> Go to the StratMap website.

> Get GIS data from other GeoMap Programs.

Questions?

> Contact Craig Eissler, CAPCOG GIS program manager.