Georgia Creates New Geospatial Information Office (GIO)
Our own Dr. Dajun Dai has been a contributor to new legislation and policy involving the Geosciences in Georgia! Collaboration between regional commissions across Georgia should make access to information and services much simpler and more extensive. In his position on the Georgia Geospatial Advisory Council, Dr. Dai has helped to make an impact on Georgia GIS policy. Below is an excerpt from the GARC press release.
Georgia Association of Regional Commissions Announce Creation of a Geospatial Information Office (GIO) for Georgia
Georgia– September 2014. Realizing the need for statewide coordination in GIS-based service
delivery across all levels of government, the Georgia Association of Regional Commissions (GARC)
has established the state’s first Geospatial Information Office (GIO) and associated Georgia
Geospatial Network (GGN). Initial funding for this groundbreaking initiative is jointly provided by
a federal grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) and all twelve of the
State’s Regional Commissions. The newly-created GIO will coordinate and partner with local
governments, as well as state and federal agencies, to compile critical base maps and to establish
a framework for GIS-based service delivery throughout the State.