To expand regional capacity and deliver regional geographic information services that support sustainable land use, inter municipal transit and social and market affordable housing decisions through the collaboration, of the Capital Region municipalities.
To effectively manage the cumulative effects of the Growth Plan, the Capital Region Board is putting in place tools to help manage and support more effective decision making through the use of Geographic Information Services (GIS). GIS capability will allow the Board to manage the cumulative effects of local and regional decisions against the objectives of the Growth plan while supporting integrated planning across the priority areas of land use, housing and transit. The value GIS will provide the Region and each member municipality is the ability to collect, analyze and display regional information on a map or area of interest, to enable effective decision-making regarding matters of regional importance. And over time develop a greater understanding of the effects of regional decisions on balancing the environmental, economic and social well being of the Region.
A shared regional geographic information service that provides equitable access and support for regional decision making.
The responsibility for the implementation of the GIS Plan resides with the Land Use Committee.
GIS Pilot Project
- The focus of the GIS Pilot Project will be the preparation of a subset of spatial data needed to support a Growth Plan update with an emphasis on Land Use Plan. The Pilot Project will contribute to: the understanding and value of GIS; building capacity and processes; building a regional spatial database; understanding the costs and resources necessary for a Regional GIS.
Neal Sarnecki, Manager Regional Projects