Lt. Governor's Office has Launched Geospatial Information Platform
For Immediate Release
October 14, 2014
For More Information Contact:
Shawna K. Richards, Director of Communications
Ph: (340) 773-6459 ext. 3129
Lt. Governor’s Office has Launched Geospatial Information Platform
The Office of the Lieutenant Governor has launched the territory’s Geospatial Information Platform, a tool that will enable greater access to the territory’s growing resource of geospatial data. The platform, which is a major component of the Geospatial Strategic Planning Project and the Governor’s Legacy Implementation Plan, establishes an infrastructure to store and maintain geospatial data collected by local and federal GIS partners.
Chris George, Coordinator of the Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) Division calls the completion of the platform a significant milestone for the Lieutenant Governor’s Office and Virgin Islands data infrastructure. “Our goal has always been to be a foundation for geospatial data collected throughout the territory,” he says. “More agencies are realizing a greater need for data that contains location value, which is the core of geospatial information. Access to this data has already begun to support the functionality of local entities including DPNR, VITEMA, Waste Management, WAPA and Innovative, all of which collect and utilize geospatial information to perform their daily operations.”
The platform includes information such as estates, parcel names and identification numbers, cadastral maps, street names and property zoning. It uses industry standard ESRI ArcGIS hardware and software to facilitate access to the geospatial data. Users can see their data in geospatial terms, which supports greater asset management as well as information needed to guide the deployment of resources. The platform also enables users to add and share their geospatial data.
The Lt. Governor’s Office is available to visit agencies that are interested in GIS data to discuss Platform access, utilization, and training. For more information, contact the GIS division at 776-8505 or email