Use of GIS at the LGA.
The LGA uses GIS to produce maps of all sizes and scales. Most of the maps relate to potential or current projects, or to LGA programs like Citizen Science, Lake Stewards and Membership. For example, with GIS we can produce simple overlay maps that depict a project site or perhaps where a property is located in relation to a proposed Lake Saving project. We can also determine if a re-zoning area is within the watershed or produce a map that is a bit more complex, such as the previous location of a boat entering Lake George and that previous location's distance. Many of the maps are used to quickly give the end user a better visual assessment of the proposed project or situation being described. Most often we produce maps to show the location of the projects to go along with our permit applications.
The LGA also utilizes a Global Positioning System or GPS unit to collect information out in the field. The GPS unit can collect point, line or polygon data as well as information that is tied to that data, such as condition, size and type of stormwater infrastructure. The data can then be imported into our GIS and placed directly on the maps at the location where it was collected.
Below are just a few examples of the map output we have produced over the years.