Project Overview
GIS Coordination History in Oregon
Project Mission and Goals
Definition of GIS Utility
Project Phases
Project Charter

Project Contacts

Project Management (password required)
Project Management Manual
Status Reports
Information Sources: Benefits
Reports and Documents
Draft GIS Utility Business Case
GIS Strategic Plan (2001)
Oregon Framework Data Themes
IRMD Strategy (2002)
Other Project Resources

Statewide Data and Technology Survey
(password required)
Link to Web Survey
PDF (hard copy) version
Natural Hazards Survey
(password required)

Link to Web Survey
Project Links
Geospatial Enterprise Office
Oregon Data Standards
Oregon Geographic Information Council
DAS—Information Resources Management Division
Oregon Geospatial Data Clearinghouse
GIS Program Leaders (GPL)
Project FTP Site

Useful External Links

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What is the Oregon GIS Utility?

System and program to support consistent, efficient statewide geographic information sharing, maintenance, and GIS services supporting the business needs of the government and non-governmental community in Oregon. The GIS Utility includes: a) robust computing infrastructure and network for statewide access, b) up-to-date, multi-theme geographic data, c) GIS applications enabling access and use of the geographic database, and d) an organizational structure supporting statewide coordination and long-term enhancement of GIS resources.

The GIS Utility is based on several important principles:

  • Participation by a wide community of users-the "extended enterprise" (state, federal, tribal and local governments; regional agencies; private business; academia; not-for-profit sector, general public)
  • Practical use of accepted technology standards that promote efficiency in data development, access, and exchange
  • Service-Oriented
  • Requires investment with expectation of long-term benefits
  • Stable infrastructure with commitment to ongoing operations and maintenance
  • Sustainable-financially, politically, operationally.