· Advancement of Spatial Data Infrastructure
Advance the State’s Spatial Data Infrastructure through digital data conversion, data development, and coordination with federal geospatial data initiatives, statewide mapping programs, and local data producers.
· WV Geographic Information Network
Support public access to geospatial data and information through the WV Geographic Information Network, a suite of Internet services that includes the Data Clearinghouse (FGDC Z39.50 and WVGISTC Servers), metadata catalogs, and geospatial newsletters and postings. Develop a Portal for basic mapping layers that will enhance existing Clearinghouse viewing and access functions.
· Strategic Planning
Assist with strategic planning, development and implementation of statewide mapping guidelines. Specific activities include updating the WV Gazetteer, electronic submission of incorporated boundaries, and statewide digital tax mapping guidelines. Coordinate with state, federal, local government, and private sector entities to define, refine, and implement the State Strategic Plan for GIS initiatives and geospatial data development.
· Technical Support Services
Provide outreach, educational and training support, and advisory services to the citizens, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and businesses of West Virginia in the area of GIS and related spatial data handling technologies.
· The National Map
Partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey to develop a consistent set of seamless, core geographic layers for
The National Map
· Digital Line Graph Development
As part of the Mineral Lands Mapping Program -- a multi-agency, cooperative effort to evaluate and quantify coal mineral properties for property tax purposes -- create a statewide digital base map for West Virginia based on U.S. Geological Survey 1:24,000 topographic maps. These elevation, transportation, hydrology and administrative map layers have a variety of uses for state and local governments and are available in the public domain
· Flood Hazard Mapping
As a Cooperative Technical Partner with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, assist in the implementation of a statewide digital flood-mapping program.
· Critical Infrastructure Mapping
As part of the Homeland Security Grant Program, assist the WV Office of Emergency Services and other agencies to develop statewide critical infrastructure data sets.
· Geological Map Digital Conversion
Partner with the WV Geological and Economic Survey (WVGES) to generate GIS coverages of 1:24,000-scale geological maps. Publish a report on digital conversion procedures for geologic maps.
· National Register Mapping
Assist the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) to update and print its National Register geographic database onto the USGS 7.5-minute quadrangle map series.