Our GIS Production workforce includes managers in charge of cartography, hydrography, internal support, soils, parcels, and transportation/addressing. These managers are backed by a large staff of GIS technicians, student employees and interns.
ITOS offers a multitude of GIS solutions:
The ITOS GIS Production division has gained valuable experience from a diverse array of projects including the High Resolution National Hydrography Dataset,
the Georgia DOT State Map Update, DLG-F data creation for Georgia DOT, and the Georgia Forestry Commission Fire Locator Maps.
Current major projects include an ongoing collaboration with Georgia DOT to produce County Series Maps and to improve data capture and
maintenance strategies within GDOT.
- County parcel mapping
- Global positioning system (GPS) technology
- Addressing systems using county road centerlines
- Creating new data and photorevising existing data using aerial photography or multi-spectral satellite imagery
- Digital GIS data conversion for use in other applications (for example, converting Natural Resource Conservation Service soil maps into digital format)
- Consulting and restructuring for GIS systems
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Local Government GIS
The Local Government Team is available to assist county governments make the right GIS decisions. Just as the Cooperative Extension Service extends the University of Georgia's agriculture expertise to farmers, the mission of ITOS is to offer its technical expertise and training to local government in Georgia.
ITOS provides a complete GIS solution from data creation to employee training to no-obligation advice. With a strong emphasis on data quality and practical training, the Local Government Team can create new data by building specialized coverages or enhancing existing GIS data. The Local Government Team, drawing on extensive local government experience and backed by a staff of GIS and IT personnel, can assist county governments negotiate the challenges of implementing and managing a GIS project and can coordinate GIS activities with surrounding jurisdictions and state agencies.
ITOS can assist local government agencies in the following areas:
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- Parcel data: ITOS converts paper tax maps and AutoCAD drawings into GIS datasets and combines GIS datasets with tax assessor databases such as Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA). Counties can also save time and money by publishing their parcel data on the Web. To include your county in this program, contact the ITOS Local Government Group at (706) 542-5308 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Using soil type data in other applications such as tax assessment, site suitability analysis and determining erosion potential.
- Using land cover data for planning, change detection (land use, timber, economic growth, etc.) and property tax assessment
- Conservation use analysis
- Zoning: ITOS can create GIS zoning data from a GIS parcel dataset, account for split-zoned parcels, and create complete, high-quality, zoning datasets in short order.
- Creating addressing systems: ITOS can update and enhance county road datasets for many tasks such as emergency response and accurate assignment of new addresses.
- Creating utility infrastructure GIS using GPS: Unlike road centerlines, fire hydrants, valves and other hardware such as meters can not be seen on most aerial photographs. ITOS uses its GPS equipment to quickly and accurately locate utility infrastructure that will form an accurate foundation for the conversion of water, sewer and gas line drawings. With a high-quality foundation, ITOS can digitize as-built drawings in such a way that underground features such as pipes are also accurately positioned with real-world coordinates.
- Converting house sketches from the tax assessor's database into useful GIS data. If a county already has a
parcel GIS layer and they have house/building sketches in the tax assessor's database, ITOS may be able to quickly
and inexpensively convert that sketch data into powerful GIS data. The resulting data has many uses to planners,
and utility departments in particular.