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.
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
The GISCC has been asked by the Georgia Geospatial Advisory Council to take a look at the Geospatial Audit that was performed last year and the results that followed and create a document that is an executive summary. The GISCC Strategic Policy and Planning Subcommittee was tasked with creating a draft executive summary.
As discussed in the last GISCC meeting the GISCCis need of a usage policy as it pertains to the listserv. We have had an increasing number of reports of misuse and I am now happy to report we have a policy.