Delaware GIS Strategic Planning Workshop (10/20/09)


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An introduction to GIS strategic planning and the NSDI, an overview of the current state of GIS Coordination in Delaware and some questions to consider.

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  • You all have a copy of the agenda, we’ll finish the overview then go to the data discussion starting with orthos then break, then do roads and parcels, then break and wrap up with CI…
  • first of all thanks for coming we’ve organized this series of workshops, six of them in all, because we believe that there is a real community of interest around GIS. we’re reaching out to that community including both direct users, and others who may be managers or colleagues or otherwise involved. the time seems right – a new administration, new possibilities, We think its an opportune time to develop a strategic plan, But since we don’t have a big budget, our planning effort has got to be something manageable, and so we’re focusing on something that we believe is really at he center of our shared interest and that is data. Everyone who uses GIS needs a base of data, a database so to speak, a platform to get started with. So the focus of our plan is the shared data needs – how do we make sure that all GIS users get that basic infrastructure to work with. Our plan, to be valid and useful, needs to be informed by all GIS users, from all sectors and levels of government and all parts of the state. So We want to hear from you. In order to really make sure that everyone is represented we’ve organized a steering committee, which is overseeing this effort and I’ll get to the membership of that in a second. Just one more thing to make clear - MassGIS has been doing the logistics and planning for these events, but this is not all about MassGIS, rather its’ about all GIS users and would-be users, your needs and opinions and insights.
  • I mentioned before the national spatial data infrastructure or NSDI created by executive order of president clinton in 1994. preseident Bush amended it in 2003 to explicitly include outreach to state and local stakeholders it requires federal agencies to provide “Technologies, policies, and people necessary to promote sharing of geospatial data” these are the seven framework data layers identified by the NSDI – you’ll see that our first three data categories are part of this national framework Our discussion of Critical infrastructure is really about making the connection between a whole list of other data sets, hundreds in fact, and the first three spatial categories – I’ll explain more about that later – so you can kind of consider it on the list as well. There are two other federal initiatives that we consider relevant – one is the portal to GIS information provided by the USGS with GOS and the National Map – we are part of both of those, and the other is the HSIP, which is now being redesigned but is basically the whole framework for critical infrastructure layers just like MSDI does for the basic ones.
  • This slide illustrates the multi-level approach which the federal govt is endorsing with the NSDI. The fifty states initiative, which is what funded our strategic planning effort, is all about data sharing between levels of govt. everybody recognizes that the best data are local and they need to be rolled up to a regional or statewide and then a national level. Certainly part of what’s driving this is the idea that when there’s a big disaster somewhere, the surrounding towns or MEMA or even federal agencies have all got to be reading from the same playbook. but its also about just being efficient – why should the taxpayer who paid for local mapping also pay the state and federal govts to do the same mapping all over again.
  • Again, this whole process is designed to help us understand how well we are doing – where we are successful, and where we need improvement… we’ll quicly run through these criteria and then wrap up our overview and intro to the project… heres
  • Delaware GIS Strategic Planning Workshop (10/20/09)

    1. 1. Geospatial Strategic Business Plan for: Delaware Stakeholder Workshop Presented October 20, 2009 Slide
    2. 2. Agenda Slide Time Topic 8:30-9:00 Registration and sign-in 9:00-9:45 Overview & Project Background 9:45-10:30 Initial Discussion 10:30-10:50 *** B R E A K *** 10:50-12:00 Additional Discussion
    3. 3. What’s this workshop all about? <ul><li>Delaware is developing a Strategic Plan to guide ongoing geospatial development in the state </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan is not about “state government” but all of Delaware </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Plan needs to be informed by GIS users in Delaware </li></ul><ul><li>This workshop is being held to directly solicit stakeholder input on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approaches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Priorities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expected benefits </li></ul></ul>Slide
    4. 4. Who are we? Introductions <ul><li>Steering Committee Members </li></ul><ul><li>Mike Mahaffie, OMB Project Manager for this effort </li></ul><ul><li>Sandy Schenck, DGS </li></ul><ul><li>Kim Cloud, DTI </li></ul><ul><li>Jim Galvin, Dover/Kent MPO </li></ul><ul><li>Carl Yetter, Coastal Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Roger Barlow, USGS </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Nowak, City of Dover </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Terner Applied Geographics, Inc. Project consultant </li></ul>Slide
    5. 5. Who are you? The Delaware Geospatial Stakeholder Community Slide
    6. 6. <ul><li>Why? To identify a common vision and priorities of continued geospatial development in Delaware </li></ul><ul><li>Federal funding via the USGS/FGDC 50 States Initiative </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To date, 43 of 50+ states & territories have received funding </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Project oversight and cooperation from: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OMB Office of State Planning Coordination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Steering Committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DGDC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Stakeholder Input Workshop </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supplemental one-on-one interviews with key stakeholders/organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Report Authoring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic Plan that lays out a common vision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial Business Plan for highest priority initiative </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Report Presentation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Beginning at 2010 Delaware GIS Conference </li></ul></ul>Project Overview Slide
    7. 7. <ul><li>Compilation and integration of consistent, high-quality nationwide data for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7 Framework Data Layers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Geodetic Control </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cadastral (parcels) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Political Boundaries </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hydrography </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Imagery (orthos) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Elevation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Transportation (Air, Roads, Inland Waterways, Rail, Transit) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>50 States Initiative: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Effort to catalyze creation of NSDI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Including the CAP grant funding this project </li></ul></ul>The National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) Slide
    8. 8. Statewide Spatial Data Infrastructures & NSDI <ul><li>Data sharing between levels of government </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The best data are local </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local rolls up to regional/state </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DE-SDI linked to other state SDI’s and the National SDI </li></ul></ul>Slide NSDI 50 States Initiative Kent County SDI CA SDI NJ
    9. 9. <ul><li>One Strategic Plan, potentially many Business Plans </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic Plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What and Why </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vision & Goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The “big picture” and overall context </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Business Plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How, When , and How Much </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aimed at those that approve and fund </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Details of initiative(s) emerge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presented as a business case </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Project Goal: Get the Vision right, move out on business plan for highest priority initiative </li></ul>The NSGIC Strategic Planning Process The one-two punch of Strategic & Business Plans Slide
    10. 10. Where is Delaware Relative to: The 50 States Initiative’s 9 criteria of a successful statewide GIS program? <ul><li>A full-time, paid coordinator position is designated and has the authority to implement the state’s business and strategic plans </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not really – “departmental people” do some of this – it’s a de facto thing </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>A clearly defined authority exists for statewide coordination of geospatial information technologies and data production: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>YES , DGDC </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The statewide coordination office has a formal relationship with the state’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pretty much. DTI represented on DGDC Executive Council; and, further emerging as DTI gets more involved in geospatial </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>A champion (politician, or executive decision-maker) is aware and involved in the process of geospatial coordination: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not really. </li></ul></ul></ul>Slide
    11. 11. Where is Delaware Relative to: The 50 States Initiative’s 9 criteria of a successful statewide GIS program? <ul><li>Responsibilities for developing the National Spatial Data Infrastructure and a State Clearinghouse are assigned: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>YES , via OMB, Office of State Planning Coordination </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The ability exists to work and coordinate with local governments , academia, and the private sector: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>YES </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Sustainable funding sources exist to meet project needs </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not for coordinated, enterprise GIS at the state level </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>GIS Coordinators have the authority to enter into contracts and become capable of receiving and expending funds. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>YES </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The Federal Government works through the statewide coordinating authority </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For the most part ; as much as any where else </li></ul></ul></ul>Slide
    12. 12. Where is Delaware Relative to: Framework data development status? <ul><li>NSDI Framework </li></ul><ul><li>Geodetic Control </li></ul><ul><li>Imagery (orthos) </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation (Air, Roads, Rail, Transit, Inland Waterways) </li></ul><ul><li>Hydrography </li></ul><ul><li>Political Boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>Cadastral (parcels) </li></ul><ul><li>Elevation </li></ul><ul><li>Delaware Framework </li></ul><ul><li>Geodetic Control </li></ul><ul><li>Aerial imagery </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Road centerlines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rail centerlines </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Water Features </li></ul><ul><li>Boundaries: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>State boundary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>County boundaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Municipal boundaries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Parcels </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kent, Sussex, New Castle </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Elevation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 foot contours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DEM </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Geographic Names </li></ul><ul><li>Land use/Land cover </li></ul>Slide
    13. 13. 2. Aerial Imagery <ul><li>Orthophotography, 2007 (OMB) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Periodic updates. Individual projects led by the state (OMB) and funded by a consortium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Latest: 2007, ¼ meter resolution, 4 band </li></ul></ul>Slide 1. Geodetic Control (NOAA National Geodetic Survey)
    14. 14. 3. Transportation <ul><li>Road centerline data (DelDOT) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DelDOT/TeleAtlas contract (Expected to end) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Needs Data Steward </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Possible “Open Editing” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Railroad centerline data (DelDOT) </li></ul>Slide 4. Water Features <ul><li>Streams and water bodies (DNREC/USGS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Hydrography Data Set (NHD) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DNREC is the data steward in combination with USGS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Potential for “Open Editing” </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. 5. Boundaries <ul><ul><li>State boundary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Maintained by DNREC and SHPO (with DGS) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Very highly accurate and monumented </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shapefile mathematically derived </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State boundary monuments (DHCA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State Outline (DGS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>County boundaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>From USGS DLGs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To be updated, led by County staff </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Partially monumented </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Municipal boundaries (OMB) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Maintained, statewide, by OSPC </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Need better coordination with county Recorder of Deeds offices (Legislation?) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Others? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>School Districts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fire Districts </li></ul></ul></ul>Slide
    16. 16. 6. Elevation <ul><li>Contour lines (DGS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2-foot contours (2005/2007) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From 2007 Ortho/LiDAR project (state/fed/Local funds) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Digital Elevation Model (DGS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From 2007 Ortho/LiDAR project (state/fed/Local funds) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Needs coordination and data steward </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Workgroup established, data quality variable </li></ul></ul></ul>Slide
    17. 17. 7. Parcels <ul><li>Land Parcels – Maintained by each county </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New Castle County parcels (New Castle Co.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kent County parcels (Kent Co.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sussex County parcels (Sussex Co.) </li></ul></ul>Slide
    18. 18. 8. Landuse/Landcover <ul><ul><li>Land Use/Lad Cover (OMB) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>56 category classification system aggregated to 26 map colors (on the DataMil) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Data created and updated as part of Ortho projects </li></ul></ul></ul>Slide <ul><ul><li>Place names (DGS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A mix of GNIS (Fed) and County-supplied subdivision names </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DGS serves as State Names Authority </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Committee exists, but never meets </li></ul></ul>9. Geographic Names
    19. 19. Are these the correct “Framework Layers?” Think about this for the upcoming discussion Slide
    20. 20. Delaware Planning Context <ul><li>Delaware has made tremendous progress over the past ~20 years </li></ul><ul><li>BUT, “much of the low hanging fruit is gone” </li></ul><ul><li>Delaware has tremendous “small state” opportunities to capitalize on </li></ul><ul><li>And, some challenges to overcome </li></ul><ul><li>What’s our Vision ? </li></ul><ul><li>What needs to get done to realize that vision ? </li></ul>Slide
    21. 21. Proposition: Delaware has an opportunity to be The National Leader in state GIS <ul><li>Because: </li></ul><ul><li>Small, data rich state </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For example, statewide parcel and LiDAR availability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Filling data gaps is less costly than elsewhere </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Small, tight GIS community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More easily coordinated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have worked together effectively already </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Significant investments have been made already </li></ul><ul><li>What’s Missing: </li></ul><ul><li>Energy/resources to pull all the pieces together </li></ul><ul><li>Fuller enterprise approach for state government </li></ul><ul><li>Your opinion on this… </li></ul>Slide
    22. 22. Discussion topics from the invitation: <ul><li>How can we build a state-level &quot;Spatial Data Infrastructure&quot; for Delaware? </li></ul><ul><li>Is our present Delaware Spatial Data Framework adequate? </li></ul><ul><li>What data are most important to you? </li></ul><ul><li>Who should take stewardship responsibility for major data sets? </li></ul><ul><li>What technical resources do you need that are not now available? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there room for organizational improvements? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is not now a part of our GIS Community that maybe should be? </li></ul><ul><li>What should we do first? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there a common vision for where Delaware should be heading? </li></ul>Slide
    23. 23. Discussion topics suggested from the survey: Paraphrased, organized and grouped… <ul><li>More of an enterprise approach for State Government </li></ul><ul><li>Technically speaking: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ GIS Enterprise database, where should it be housed, and who will maintain it?” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Statewide resources such as a “geocoder” (e.g. geocoding service) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consistent statewide layers (e.g. aggregated, normalized parcels; “statewide addresses”) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Cross-utilization of data among different platforms” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Organizationally speaking: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There is a lack of a “shared GIS organizational structure (GIS is performed primarily within separate agencies)” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DGDC doesn’t have an organization that can implement on its behalf </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who does the “communal work” that all agencies benefit from? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Promoting the collegial atmosphere” </li></ul></ul>Slide
    24. 24. Discussion topics suggested from the survey: Paraphrased, organized and grouped… <ul><li>Data: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Buildings? Most “requested” layer from the survey w/ 26 people, 65%, voting “Don’t have access, but want”. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consistent statewide representations of county-based data (parcel, transportation, addresses) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The need and quest for “sustainable funding”: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Permanent funding line to support maintenance of the SSDI Framework layers” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Dedicated funding from the Legislature for routine updates to the orthoimagery” </li></ul></ul>Slide
    25. 25. To the discussion First and foremost – consider this a form of Open Mike… <ul><li>What is on your mind? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you need? </li></ul><ul><li>What do we need to hear to get the vision and the strategic plan “right”? </li></ul><ul><li>Please be candid and unafraid to be “constructive”. We want to hear both what is working, and what is not. </li></ul>Slide
    26. 26. Please contact me… <ul><li>Michael Terner </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>Slide