Phase 1: MSAI Overview

Phase 1: MSAI GraphicIdentifying address locations for emergency preparedness, along with improving acquisition and access to the information, is mission-critical for federal, state and local government agencies throughout Maryland and the Nation.

To respond to this need, the Maryland State Geographic Information Committee (MSGIC), in cooperation with the Towson University Center for GIS (TU-CGIS) and Esri, leds an initiative to coordinate distribution of road centerline address data for the entire State of Maryland. The project coordinated and built upon existing road centerline efforts and continues to meet the needs of federal, state, and local government agencies within Maryland.

These efforts would not have been possible without the continued support and participation of all 23 Maryland Counties and the City of Baltimore. Several Maryland government entities have also participated in this cooperative effort, including the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Maryland Department of Planning (MDP), the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Maryland Department of Information Technology.

Goals​
Phase 1 of the MSAI was the initial efforts related to unifiying statewide data in Maryland. Goals of this phase of the initiative are outlined.

Challenges
As the initial phase of the effort, Phase 1 encountered a number of challenges that needed to be addressed and overcome. The effort and solutions developed during Phase 1 have contributed significantly to the success of Phase 2.

Benefits
There are a tremendous number of benefits that have resulted from the efforts of all who participated in Phase 1 of this project. A list of realized and anticipated benefits are provided.

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