CAPCOG, TNRIS coordinate 2021 Aerial Imagery project
CAPCOG is seeking local jurisdictions to participate in the Texas Natural Resources Information System’s (TNRIS) Strategic Mapping Program (StratMap), so they can update their aerial imagery, or orthoimagery, for a fraction of the cost and enhance their planning capabilities. Local governments should contact CAPCOG about participating by July 17.
“This is a chance to get high-quality, accurate imagery through a very competitive and cooperative purchase,” said Susan Cooper, CAPCOG GIS program manager. Othroimagery supplies engineering-grade, base-map data that is helpful in developing infrastructure projects, such as roadway or waterline expansions; assessing land-use and development strategies, mapping transportation routes and more. CAPCOG uses the imagery to provide accurate addressing for public safety response. The 2021 program will be a leaf-off flyover which will show more ground details. It will be flown between December and March.
TNRIS’s cooperative purchasing process saves jurisdictions money by coordinating a high volume of projects in one purchase. It may include other GIS related products useful for planning such as LiDAR, which can be used to survey if flood plains have changed. The program also prevents local governments from spending time on individual procurements.
Jurisdictions in the ten-county region wanting to participate should contact.
Find more information about StratMap.