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PEMA Wireless 911 Regional Meetings GIS Presentation. Jim Knudson Director, Geospatial Technologies. http://www.mapsofpa.com/20thcentury/853.jpg. PA GIS/GT Barnraising. Starting to build GIS capabilities across the Commonwealth. State of PA GIS GIS Coordination.
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PEMA Wireless 911 Regional MeetingsGIS Presentation Jim Knudson Director, Geospatial Technologies
PA GIS/GT Barnraising Starting to build GIS capabilities across the Commonwealth
State of PA GISGIS Coordination • Wireless 911 and GIS Presentation • History of GIS in PA • GIS Coordination • State Initiatives • Wireless 911 and GIS Issues • Questions
GIS in PA History • Early technology adoption by DEP, PENNDOT, DCNR • Several counties used state agency data to start GIS operations • Healthy GIS Industry grew up around public sector GIS initiatives • Today, PA is home to many excellent GIS and photogrammetry service firms • Best data today is created by local government • Collaboration between state and counties is desirable and beneficial to all parties
GIS Coordination • First State GIS Coordinator appointed 10/20/2003 • Primary Initiatives • GIS Data Standards – PGDSS • Reduction of duplication • Commonwealth, Enterprise Coordination • Homeland Security GIS • Enterprise Assets – PAMAP, Routing, Geocoding, Citrix for desktop GIS • Collaboration with all partners, including adjacent states • Identify Statewide Needs and Standards – imagery, digital elevation models, statewide geospatial data layers – addressed road centerline, tax parcels, buildings, streams, etc.
The Case for GT Governance in Pennsylvania • 20 agencies using GIS (out of 44 agencies under Governor’s Jurisdiction) • No coordination of state agencies • 67 Counties, 2566 municipalities, little cooperation or coordination • $10M+/year spent by agencies on contractors • No GIS data standards • Overlapping efforts at state and local level and in multiple state agencies • No formal data stewardship • No current statewide imagery asset • No prioritization of statewide needs and identification of standards to establish a framework for a seamless Commonwealth geospatial basemap
Administration Aging Agriculture Community/Economic Development Conservation and Natural Resources Education Emergency Management Environmental Protection Fish and Boat Game Commission General Services Health Historical and Museum Commission Insurance Labor and Industry Military and Veterans Affairs (PA Guard) PENNDOT PENNVEST Public Welfare State Police 20 Agency GIS Users Today
GT Guiding Principles • Create data once, use it a bunch • Reduce overlap and duplication of efforts • Support the Governor’s initiatives • Provide Homeland Security support • Create and communicate standards initiatives • Maintain current knowledge of agency operations and business • Develop an enterprise strategic plan • Support agencies and advance their capabilities • Identify, prioritize, and build enterprise assets and resources (e.g. imagery, geocoding solution) • Promote state collaboration with local governments for best data • Seek sustainable funding sources and achieve sustainability of operations
Data Standards • PA Geospatial Data Sharing Standard (PGDSS) • PaMAGIC has pursued best practices and geospatial data standards for 5+ years • January 2004 meeting with PaMAGIC and I-Team members to discuss final changes to draft geospatial standards • NOT a production data standard – a data conversion standard to facilitate data sharing • Initial standards reflect The National Map framework data layers • PGDSS v1.0 to be completed by 5/31/04 • Pilot/prototype project to test standards in 2004
PAMAP • The Pennsylvania Map • Commonwealth needs a comprehensive, complete and accurate geospatial basemap for use by all parties – orthophotos, elevation, roads, parcels, buildings, boundaries, place names, etc. • State should procure orthophotography to control standards and ability to share with everyone • Needs to be flexible to provide cost sharing for higher accuracy imagery needs in urban areas • Locals create and maintain the most accurate and current geospatial data • State will provide orthophotography and ask counties to share geospatial data sets • Data will be provided in PGDSS formats • Goal is statewide coverage every 3 years • DCNR Topo/Geo is state agency lead • OA/OIT/GT plays a supporting role
GT Coordination • Review vendor licensing issues – ESRI, GDT, find ways to reduce costs • Determine common agency and local government needs and help solve them • Homeland Security GIS needs a common backend GIS database • Agencies need help, counties and municipalities need help also • Coordination occurs at all levels – federal, state, local, private industry, academia
GT Needs and Responses • Issue: Standards • State needs data standards to allow vertical data sharing between locals and the state in support of PAMAP (also state to feds) • Data on PASDA Clearinghouse is in Shapefile format, but not standardized. Every data set requires a different workflow once downloaded in order to put it into the user’s required format • State grants to local partners should have a project data standard so that project data can be provided back to the state in GIS format • Standards Initiatives • Creation of Pennsylvania Geospatial Data Sharing Standard (PGDSS) to facilitate data sharing between counties and the state as part of the PAMAP program • Standardization of GIS Data Shapefile map projections and datum for all datasets on the PA Spatial Data Access (PASDA) website so that only have one (known) workflow for all data sets downloaded to integrate into user’s system • Definition of state grant program GIS data standards for funded projects so we can build an enterprise grants management system and visualize where we have spent state funds on local projects
GT Needs and Responses • Issue: Homeland Security/Incident Response System GIS • Need to have a consistent GIS for all HS/Incident Response systems in order to establish a common operating picture • Need to work on creating Critical Infrastructure GIS data layers • Need to define real-time GIS information needs and address enterprise-wide • HS/ER System GIS Initiatives • Established a Homeland Security GIS Task Force • Multiple state agencies and one county GIS/Emergency Management participant • Maintaining the GIS Critical Infrastructure master spreadsheet • Will operate as a think tank to provide input to programs
GT Needs and Responses • Issue: Homeland Security/Incident Response System GIS – continued • HS/ER System GIS Initiatives - continued • Design a new GIS data architecture for all agencies to use • Quit building complete copies of all data inside each agency • Build a GIS distributed data server infrastructure where data is stored once and accessed by all agencies (at CTC, redundant servers) • Agency servers only need to contain agency-specific data • Critical Infrastructure Data Creation • Assigning agency data stewardship • Trying to get PAMAP data sharing program with counties going • Examining external options to help solve the data creation/maintenance problems • Real-Time GIS Data • Exploring Weather data – looking at a solution for NWS and GIS real-time weather plus web-browser access to weather imagery and forecasts for entire commonwealth, including county EMAs/911 Centers
Adjacent States Coordination • Pennsylvania shares borders with Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, New York, New Jersey • Cross-border issues are important and cooperation/collaboration are required
Issues surrounding W911 and GIS • New cellphone GPS chip returns lat/long instead of address • Need ability to reverse geocode so that can turn a lat/long into a road/parcel/structure address • Therefore, need an accurate basemap with good orthophotography, centerlines, parcels, buildings, streams, etc. • Need routing capability to direct available vehicles to lat/long point
Possible Acceptable Uses of W911 Funds for GIS • Orthophoto imagery that meets PAMAP/PGDSS standards and is shareable and provides for a digital elevation model (5’ contours minimum) • LIDAR (LIght Detection and Ranging – uses Laser and Radar sensors) data collection to generate highly accurate Digital Elevation Model (2’ contours) that is shareable • GIS Enterprise Architecture – HW, SW, Database costs • GIS Training • Funding to create and maintain road centerline, parcels, buildings geospatial data • Creation of programs to convert county GIS data to PGDSS formats • Complete the essentials, then we will evaluate the nice-to-haves, including non-shareable, licensed GIS and imagery products
Wireless 911 and GIS Discussion Your ideas for acceptable uses of Wireless 911 funds for GIS? • . • . • . • . • . • . • . • .
Contact Information Jim Knudson (pronounce the K) Director, Geospatial Technologies Office for Information Technology Governor’s Office of Administration 210 Finance Building Harrisburg, PA 17120 http://www.oit.state.pa.us/BGT email@example.com (717) 346-1538
PA GIS Conference May 10-11 Harrisburg Hilton Hotel Theme: Building Our Geospatial Future Plenary Speakers: Day 1 – Jack Dangermond, ESRI Day 2 – Jim Knudson, State GIS Coordinator Website: http://www.pagisconference.org