Local GIS Agencies
The Louisville/Jefferson County Information Consortium (LOJIC) represents a multi--agency effort to build and maintain a comprehensive GIS to serve all of Louisville and Jefferson County, Kentucky.
The LOJIC network includes connections to MSD, the City of Louisville, City Police, Metro Parks, Jefferson County, the Property Value Administrator, and the Louisville Water Company.
There are over 90 data layers in the LOJIC Data Library including detailed planimetric and topographic data, property data, zoning data, census data, political district data, and digital imagery. Map products are available portraying many of these data layers.
LOJIC is committed to supporting the educational needs of our community, and continues to work with the University of Louisville to fulfill those needs.
More information at: http://www.lojic.org/
Founded in 1856, the Louisville Water Company is a quasi-municipal utility serving over 250,000 households and businesses in the metropolitan Louisville area through over 3,100 miles of water main. LWC is increasingly utilizing GIS to enhance efforts to provide a safe and reliable water supply and to better serve its customers.
GIS is used as a major decision support tool for LWC's Main Replacement and Rehabilitation Program (MRRP) to identify and renew aging pipeline infrastructure. GIS is also being utilized in facilities/project planning, site analysis, water quality sampling, and water consumption analysis.
More information at: http://www.louisvilleky.gov/LWC
Stantec, founded in 1954, provides professional consulting services in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics for infrastructure and facilities projects.
Stantec utilizes GIS to capture, update, manipulate, analyze, and display spatial data through the use of cartographic representations such as maps and pictures.
Stantec's GIS and Information Management Skills include:
* Application Development
* Data Collection & Conversion
* Database Management
* Mobile Solutions
* Needs Analysis & Implementation Planning
* Systems Integration
* Technical Analysis
* Web Portal Services
More information at: www.stantec.com
PlanGraphics is an independent consulting firm that helps clients design and implement geographic information systems (GIS) and automated mapping/facilities management (AM/FM) systems. The firm's approach to consulting deals with both the technical and the organizational issues associated with the successful automation of geographic information.
PlanGraphics is a recognized national leader in addressing the emerging legal issues surrounding access to the information stored in GIS. In addition, several of PlanGraphics' senior consultants are coauthors of "the book" on GIS, Geographic Information Systems: A Guide to the Technology.
More information at: http://www.plangraphics.com/
Spatial Data Integrations (SDI) is a Louisville-based firm employing nearly 20 mapping and GIS professionals. SDI provides high-quality digital and conventional mapping and data conversion services to government, utility, and private sector businesses.
Among SDI's clients are the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District, the United States Geological Survey, the Bureau of Land Management, and South Harrison Water Corporation. In addition, SDI has a strong partnering relationship with Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., developer of ARC/INFO and other industry-leading GIS software.
More information at: http://www.sdimaps.com/
The US Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District was established in 1886 and serves the Nation with a diverse mission of civil works services include flood control, navigation, regulatory activities, water supply, water quality, hydropower, environmental enhancement and conservation, recreation, and emergency response. GIS databases are being developed to support the present and future planning, engineering, and operational needs of the District.
The Louisville District encompasses nearly 76,000 square miles of the Lower Ohio River Basin, including major portions of Kentucky and Indiana and smaller areas of Ohio, Illinois, and Tennessee. The District presently operates 20 multiple purpose reservoirs and fourteen locks and dams on the Ohio, Green, and Kentucky Rivers.
More information at: http://www.lrl.usace.army.mil/
The U.S. Geological Survey provides the Nation with reliable scientific information regarding the Earth's natural resources. This information helps minimize loss of life and property during natural disasters, and aids in the management of mineral, water, biological, and energy resources. It also aids in the creation of wise physical and economic policies regarding those resources. The USGS provides real-time data during major floods and earthquakes, delivers more than 100,000 pages of earth and biological science information through the internet, promotes standards for data sharing, and preserves massive archives of earth science information for long-term research. Examples of GIS data bases available from the USGS include hydrography, digital elevation models, and land use.
More information at: http://ky.water.usgs.gov/