GIS Automation for Potential Economic Development

2023 NACo Achievement Award Winner

Roanoke County, Va., VA

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About the Program

Category: Information Technology (Best in Category)

Year: 2023

Developers and potential employers are looking for feasible locations to meet their specific criteria. GIS data can help developers determine what type of site is right for their location. GIS Staff are often requested to provide data to Economic Develop staff to support potential new investors in the County. One frequent request is Residential Housing development around potential locations. GIS can provide this information maximizing existing GIS Data and available GIS software toolsets. These requests were first a time-consuming manual process of downloading data, using GIS software to query, analyze and display needed data. After several request an automated process was developed to provide information in an easy and quick manner. Now information can be provided in a timely and efficient manner to the end user.