Education and Outreach


The scope of the Georgia GIS Coordinating Committee (GISCC) Education and Outreach Subcommittee includes statewide outreach and public involvement; outreach and liaison with the regional FGDC and with neighboring states; marketing the mission and accomplishments of the GISCC; and educating public officials on the value and potential of GIS.

Subcommittee is made up of volunteers from GISCC members with a Subcommittee chair who is also a member of the GISCC Executive Committee.

Currently the Subcommittee chair of Education is Alison Bailey with University of North Georgia. Contact:

and the Subcommittee chair of Outreach is Colin Gowens with GeoFeilds. Contact:


News for Education and Outreach


The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has received a grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Disaster Recovery Enhancement Fund to supplement Georgia’s Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery allocation following two presidentially declared disasters in 2008*. These funds will be used for activities and products to assist local governments in preparing for future disaster mitigation and resilience.