GIS Information Council Members
Point of Contact - Matthew Baker, GIS/CAD Manager
SC Aeronautics Division (803) 896-6270
The South Carolina Aeronautics Commission created a GIS department to combine and manage data from many different data sources. Airports are inherently spatial. From planning to maintenance to security, airport managers need to know where events are taking place. GIS adds spatial information and 3D modeling to the airport manager’s toolkit to support efficient operations.
Point of Contact - Phil Weinbach, GIS Section Manager
Division of Enterprise Applications (803) 898-0550
The Shared and Integrated Geographic Information Systems (SIGIS) Committee was established in March 1996 by the Information Technology section of Environmental Quality Control (EQC) Administration, SCDHEC, and implemented by SIGIS Developer group, comprised of volunteer GIS staff located in major program areas across the agency's administrative boundaries. The program mission is to provide managers and polcy makers with decision support systems and applications that enable them to better analyze spatial information related to environmental and public health issues.
Point of Contact - Jim Scurry, Director
Technology Development Program (803) 734-9494
Since 1989, the agency has been developing a statewide natural resource database. This data is available free of charge to the public in an effort to facilitate natural resource decision-making, analysis and education in South Carolina.
The Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office has diverse responsibilities in gathering, researching, maintaining, and providing independent and professional analysis, information, and reports to state and local officials regarding demographic, economic, redistricting, financial, geodetic, health, and other data in developing public policy, fiscal stability, and effective administration of programs.
The agency administers the revenue and regulatory laws for SC, and collects revenue that is due the state.
SC DOT handles the planning, construction, maintenance and operation of the state highway system as well as intermodal.
The South Carolina Emergency Management Division encompasses the state’s preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation activities for pre- and post disaster events. GIS supports all sections of EMD through the use of mapping, web based applications, data management, and imagery.
The South Carolina Forestry Commission established a formal Geographical Information Systems (GIS) program in 2004. Prior to this, the agency has been utilizing GIS data and software in its computer aided dispatch system, management of state forests, and landowner assistance programs since the early 1990’s. The GIS program is housed under the Technology Division and is responsible for spatial data and application development.
Point of Contact - James Kennedy, Program Coordiantor II/GIS (803) 896-4214
The primary mission of the State Law Enforcement Division is to provide quality manpower and technical assistance to law enforcement agencies and to conduct investigations on behalf of the state as directed by the Governor and Attorney General.
Point of Contact - Becky Wilkerson, Geospatial Analyst
The Division of Medicaid Policy and Research (MPR) is an interdisciplinary, applied research team within the Institute for Families in Society that conducts research and health policy analyses. MPR puts GIS to work—integrating, analyzing, mapping, and modeling volumes of spatial data to identify disease prevalence hotspots; low-income, uninsured, and other vulnerable populations; gaps in geographic access to health care; and regional and small-area differences in health care costs, quality, and consumer satisfaction. The Division produces a wide array of map and other information visualization products to help health policy makers, health care providers, researchers, and other stakeholders see relevant spatio-temporal patterns, distributions, and relationships.
The South Carolina Army National Guard (SCARNG) uses GIS throughout the agency, with staff in the Facilities Management Office, the Environmental Office, the G3/DSCOPS and ITAM offices, and at the Joint Operations Center. In addition to supporting leadership decision-making during exercises and events, the SCARNG uses GIS in a variety of applications including, but not limited to, master planning, energy management and sustainability, armory maintenance tracking, environmental conservation and compliance, unit stationing, unit training and range planning, and recruiting.
SC State Mapping Advisory Committee (SMAC)
The South Carolina State Mapping Advisory Committee (SMAC) was established by Executive Order of the Governor in 1978. Since then, SMAC has continuously served as a forum through which all facets of the mapping sciences (photogrammetry, GIS, land records, visualization, etc.) can be discussed. In this role, SMAC has promoted effective and efficient mapping techniques and standards within the state.