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GIS and Mapping
GIS is a collection of computer hardware, software, and geographic data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information.
With a geographic information system (GIS), you can link information (attributes) to location data, such as people to addresses, buildings to parcels, or streets within a network. You can then layer that information to give you a better understanding of how it all works together. You choose what layers to combine based on what questions you need to answer.
How is GIS used by Region 2000?
Region 2000 is able to perform geospatial analysis and produce maps displaying that analysis using ESRI's ArcGIS suite of GIS software.
Data layers available at Region 2000 include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Base map data: roads, municipal boundaries
- Census data: population, income, education, age statistics by census block, municipality or region-wide.
- Environmental data: hydrology, wetlands, soils, watersheds
- Emergency Service Zones: fire, police, and rescue service areas
- Utilities Infrastructure data: water and sewer lines & service areas, hydrants, valves, meters, wells
- Parcel Data
- Aerial photography: Region-wide 2002 true-color digital ortho imagery
Sample List of GIS-related services offered by Region 2000
- Zoning & Future Land Use data development
- Parcel Data maintenance
- Custom Maps for public or private venders
- Transportation Corridor Studies
- Atlas Production — We can produce an easy-to-use atlas using any available data for any of the municipalities we represent or for the region as a whole. Some sample atlas applications would include:
- Emergency Service Zones for use by Public Safety officials
- School District boundaries for use by school administration and the public
- Election District boundaries for use by boards of election and the public
- Natural resources for use by decision making bodies
- Corridor Study mapping for project managers
- Economic Development Mapping for Site Selection
- The GIS supports transportation planning activities for the Lynchburg Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
Please click here to view the Region 2000 Community Profiles Census Map.
Regional Transportation Map
Census 2000 Population and Household Numbers
Route 501 Improvement Priorities Map
Groundwater Pollution Potential Map
Region 2000 Commuter Map
TMDL Lynchburg Map
Industrial Parks in the City of Lynchburg
Town of Amherst Zoning