State Agencies | Online Services
The Geographic Information Systems Support Center(GISSC) is housed in the Ohio Office of Information Technology’s (OIT) Enterprise Shared Services/Infrastructure Services Division. Our broad mission includes the following functions:
Our services range from planning to operations. Our clients are generally other state agencies, although our
program management responsibilities require interaction with the entire GIS community within the state, including the 88 county governments. In addition, we regularly work with representatives from federal agencies, regional planning groups, and the public at large.
We offer a wide range of consulting services to organizations that have need for assistance in system planning, design, and development. Many times, an agency might need some, but not all, of these services.
We help our clients create a vision of how they might deploy GIS technology, and what sorts of applications they might consider developing. Assistance might take one of the following forms:
Business processes drive the requirements for system design. GIS development always benefits from the careful creation of effective designs and specifications for system components. Support Center staff can help develop specifications for:
Several members of our staff have been involved with system development projects. They advise organizations in the important areas of:
The Support Center provides operational support for online spatial services & solutions including:
We work in tandem with other OIT service areas to provide a complete solution including spatial data development and management, software and server administration, network connectivity, and storage solutions.
Enterprise Data Licensing
The Support Center maintains enterprise and site licenses for commercial data sets that are supportive of the Ohio Enterprise. The Support Center provides access via Open GIS Consortium (OGC) standards as well as vendor supported interfaces to:
The Support Center staffs a GIS Help Desk to answer questions from the GIS community, general public, state, local and federal government agencies and the private sector.
Software Environment and Tools
GIS Support Center Staff
Engaging the GIS Support Center
Agencies wishing to procure services should contact the Support Center to schedule an initial meeting. The Support Center will work mutually with the agency’s staff to develop scope of services and document requirements to provide a clear and concise understanding of the agencies needs and expectations. The scope of services will also include anticipated costs and timeframes. A memorandum of understanding to carry out the scope of services will be approved by the agency prior to the actual commencement of any GIS services.
77 S High St, Room 1982
Columbus, Ohio 43215
614-466-4747 ● 614-728-5297 (fax)