Geographic Information Systems Planning Council (GISPC)

The GISPC was formed by the CAPCOG for coordinating and effecting the mutual development, implementation, sharing and maintenance of geospatial data and GIS applications among federal, state and regional and local governments, institutions and organizations of the 10-county CAPCOG region.
Policy & Advisory Committees

Purpose

The GISPC works to meet local and 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.

Membership and Bylaws

The 17 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.

Meetings

The council conducts quarterly meetings for council business generally on the last Friday of the first month in every quarter. 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 council’s meetings are open to the public. Check the events section below for upcoming meeting details, such as time, date and location.

Contact Suzanne Zaloga for agendas and minutes for the council.

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