Sutter Creek joins ACTC GIS mapping effort

Sutter Creek joins ACTC GIS mapping effort

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Sutter Creek, California, USA, 17 May 2006: The city of Sutter Creek has joined a growing list of computerized mapping customers across the county, joining Amador County Transportation Commission’s countywide drive to implement a new mapping tool.

ACTC Executive Director Charles Field on May 1 presented the GIS UPLAN “land-based model” to the Sutter Creek City Council, saying that the mapping system is fed data on areas of the county, and is used to gauge development. The ACTC has received a grant from Caltrans and the University of California, Davis to use a GIS mapping based tool for regional planning purposes.

“UPLAN is a land use model based on various data categorized as either an attraction to development or a discouragement for development,” Field said. It “can be used as a tool to model alternative future land use scenarios in the process of generating new general plan land use maps.” The tool can also “ensure consistency between the five cities and the county general plan update efforts.”