Initiatives | Overview
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Initiatives

To meet the mission of MD iMAP, the Geographic Information Office (GIO) seeks to support past, on-going and future statewide GIS initiatives. The initiatives below represent efforts of collaboration between federal, state, and local entities for the purpose of improved d​ata cons​istency, access and robustness. Many of these initiatives have collected similar, but disparate sets of information to produce standardized and seamless datasets. These datasets are leverage​d for numerous useful applications that ultimately benefit the citizens of Maryland.

MD iMAP 2.0
MD iMAP is Maryland's Enterprise GIS. This platform includes a robust and reliable core infrastructure, access to GIS software and delivery of authoritative data and services to support the GIS community.

Addressing​
The Maryland Statewide Address Initiative (MSAI) is a two phase project aimed at collecting local data for the primary purpose of locating features within Maryland. Phase 1 initiated the collection of local street centerlines and Phase 2 began the collection of local structure points.

Centerlines
The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is responsible for maintaining a statewide road centerline containing linear referencing route and measure information and an inventory of roadway characteristics to meet Federal Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) reporting requirements. Changes in federal requirements are driving SHA to expand current business process and to coordinate even more closely with Maryland's local jurisdictions.

Imagery
Aerial imagery is essential for giving 9-1-1 dispatchers the proper context in the event of an emergency call. Thanks to a dedicated funding stream from Maryland’s Emergency Number Systems Board, publicly accessible aerial imagery for the entire state is available and updated regularly.

LiDAR
The focus of the LiDAR Initiative is to improve public access to Maryland elevation data. The Topography Viewer and the Topography Server provide citizens with multiple options for viewing and interacting with both county and statewide elevation data products.

Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1)
With advances in communications technology, Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) systems have adapted to be based on Internet Protocols (IP) Standards. GIS data will play an important role in NG9-1-1 systems for a variety of functions.

OSPREY
Operational and Situational Preparedness for Responding to an EmergencY (OSPREY) is a suite of tools to provide Marylanders many sources of real-time data, such as traffic cameras, weather and power outages. Data supplied to OSPREY comes from MD iMAP, as well as additional state, local and federal data sources.

Please contact the GIO Office at service.desk@maryland.gov for more information.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​