The Georgia GISCC’s vision is that all levels of government become highly effective and efficient through the coordination and use of geospatially-related data, standards and technologies. The GISCC’s mission is to be a valued advisor on sustainable geospatial governance, investments, policies and data-driven decisions influencing Georgia.

The GISCC, formed by the Information Technology Policy Council (ITPC) in July of 1998, is the official statewide advisory and coordinating body for geospatially-related activities, pending legislative approval.

Further, the GISCC provides an efficient and effective framework for the collaboration, communication, planning, budgeting, acquisition, utilization and archiving of all state, regional and local geospatial resources.

The GISCC leads and encourages continued development and use of the Georgia Spatial Data Infrastructure (GaSDI) which feeds the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), defined as the “technology, policies, and people necessary to promote geospatial data sharing throughout all levels of government, the private and non-profit sectors, and academia.” The term “infrastructure” is defined as the “underlying base or the basic facilities, equipment, services, and installations needed for the growth and functioning of a community or organization.” In the same manner that roads are vitally important to the State’s infrastructure, the data, systems, people, and institutional arrangements that comprise the GaSDI provide public and private organizations with the foundation for progress.

GISCC members include representatives from all levels of government, private industry, educational institutions, non-profit and private groups. The GISCC leadership positions include Chair; Vice Chair, Outgoing Chair (new in 2008) and Chairs of the following three standing subcommittees: Strategic Plans and Policy, Education and Outreach, and Framework Management.

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This 13 minute video was produced by David Holcomb and Geoff Garland for educational use during the Coastal LIDAR project.

January 27, 2012

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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.

Ernie Smith



Flooding is a leading cause of natural disaster in the United States. High-quality, digital mapping is essential to communicating flood hazard areas to those at risk. Urban expansion and land development have significantly altered the earth surface. New roads and flood drainage structures have an effect on projected floodwater depths, and land subsidence can be significant in coastal areas. As a result, flood disasters over the past years have created an increasing demand for precise, accurate and tangible data of the earth’s surface