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Oregon GIS Utility & Hazard Surveys. Webex Session. Session Agenda. Introduction &Background Information Project Mission & Goals Purpose of Surveys Summary Survey Demonstration Questions/Discussion. Introduction/Background. Who are you talking to? Oregon Geographic Information Council

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session agenda
Session Agenda
  • Introduction &Background Information
  • Project Mission & Goals
  • Purpose of Surveys
  • Summary
  • Survey Demonstration
  • Questions/Discussion
introduction background
  • Who are you talking to?
    • Oregon Geographic Information Council
      • Cy Smith, Statewide GIS Coordinator
      • Ed Arabas, Survey Coordinator
    • PlanGraphics Inc.,GIS Consultants
      • Christi Stevens, Geospatial Analyst
      • Lori Bayless, Research Analyst
  • Developing business case for GIS Utility Partnership
purpose of webex session
Purpose of Webex Session
  • Introduce & Familiarize Community with the GIS Utility & Hazard Surveys
  • Build Understanding:
    • WHY this Survey Needs to Take Place
    • WHAT the Survey Contains
  • HOW to Get Started
underlying assumptions for the gis utility
Underlying Assumptionsfor the GIS Utility
  • No New Money Needed
    • State Spends $160M/yr Now on Geospatial Data Collection, Management, Use
    • Need $30M in State Funds Over 6 Years
    • Need $170M Leveraged from Feds, Locals, Private
  • GIS Utility Is A Partnership Whereby Business Plans for all Government Agencies in Oregon are Aligned for Mutual Benefit
need for gis utility
Need for GIS Utility

Oregon spends at least $160 million dollars each year creating and using geographic data, yet:

  • Most agencies need more data than they can afford.
  • Agencies often need data outside their jurisdictions or operational areas.
  • Data collected by different organizations are often


  • Information needed to solve cross-jurisdictional

problems is often unavailable.

phase 1 business case project mission goals
Phase 1 - Business Case Project Mission & Goals

This requirements and business case project will establish the long-term technical and institutional foundation for Oregon's statewide GIS Utility.

project mission and goals
Project Mission and Goals

The main project goals include:

  • Comprehensive assessment of GIS technology and data use and needs of the public and private user community in Oregon
  • Preparation of business case and accompanying organizational and financial support for GIS Utility development and operation
  • Completion of a conceptual design defining the technical and organizational structure for the GIS Utility
  • Preparation of a practical implementation plan to guide GIS Utility development and deployment
  • Outreach to the GIS community in Oregon and on-going understanding of, participation in, and support for the GIS Utility.
what is the gis utility survey
System & Program Support

Geographic Information Sharing


GIS Services

GIS Utility Includes:

Robust Computing Infrastructure & Network

Up-to-Date, Multi-Theme Geographic Data

GIS Applications Enabling Access & Use of Geographic Database

Organizational Structure Supports:

Statewide Coordination

Long-Term Enhancement

What is the GIS Utility Survey?
what is the hazard survey
What is the Hazard Survey
  • FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
    • Update & Digitize Flood Hazard Maps or FIRMs (Flood Insurance Rate Maps)
    • Making Initial Budgeting
    • Planning
    • Other
      • Based on Limited Information
      • Problems with Recent FIRMs
    • Want Additional Local Mapping
  • DLCD (Department of Land Conservation & Development)
    • Assesses Local Floodplain Mapping Needs for State
GIS Utility Survey

Contributions from Federal, State, Regional, & Local Jurisdictions

Also between Organizations, Non-Governmental, & General Public

To Accurately Represent Needs & Opportunities


Information Sharing

Hazard Survey

Looking for County/City Staff Familiarity with:

Local Govt. Hazard Data/Maps

Specifically FEMA FIRM Maps


Project Web Site

Need More Background & Survey Information?


getting started
Getting Started
  • Use I.E. with PC Only
  • Click Link to Read Instructions
  • Click Start New Survey to Begin
  • Choose Resume Survey
    • Finish Survey
    • Change Information
getting started1
Getting Started
  • Prompt for Password
    • UtilitySurvey05
general information
General Information
  • Fields with Asterisk
    • Must Be Completed




Gladly Take Any Questions

You May Have

contacts thanks
Survey Contacts:

Phone: (800) 788-2008

Lori Bayless

Ext. 2254

Christi Stevens

Ext. 2226



Deadline: Feb. 24th

Thank You for Your Time & Interest

Have a Great Day!!

Contacts & Thanks