Harrisburg, USA, August 28, 2007: GeoDecisions, an information technology company specializing in geospatial solutions, will provide custom GIS services for Erie County, that will enable county and local officials to efficiently conduct comprehensive plans and regional planning initiatives.
As part of the project, GeoDecisions will develop a tax parcel-based land use layer for the county’s GIS. The land use delineation approach combines existing hydrology layers and assessment data with the county tax parcel base. Aerial photography is then used to delineate land use and land cover for each municipality in Erie County. The resulting GIS data will allow decision makers to determine the conservation or development potential of each property in the county.
“This GIS layer will provide essential information for county and municipal comprehensive planning and community development efforts and be a useful tool for making informed land-use decisions,” said Jake Welsh, director of the Erie County Department of Planning.