VA Marine Resource Commission

VA Marine Resource Commission

GIS Implementation Planning

WorldView created a GIS implementation plan for the Virginia Marine Resources Commission that provided a framework for implementing an enterprise GIS for the Oyster Restoration, Habitat Management, Law Enforcement, Statistics and Administration departments at the agency. The plan addressed GIS database design, oyster ground leasing data integration, GIS software deployment and training, and external and internal tabular data integration strategies.The goal of the Commission’s GIS implementation plan was to address the problems associated with developing GIS in the past by providing a vision to guide the shifting of resources and thinking to support mapping throughout the organization. The document provided guidance for the implementation of GIS throughout the Commission and was broken into seven sections. The first section outlined the purpose, objectives and goals of the implementation plan. The next three sections addressed all of the elements necessary for a GIS: hardware, software, data, people, and training. Sections five and six estimated the costs and recommended a timeline for implementation. The last section, organized as appendices, included a number of documents related to the development of GIS at the Commission.