According to Joe Concannon, GIS coordinator for SACOG, "The project is cooperatively funded by ten local, regional and federal agencies. Our region is rapidly growing and the different levels of government will use this data in various capacities to serve the public interest."
Gary Outlaw, Merrick's vice president of business development, GeoSpatial Solutions states, "Merrick's first geospatial endeavor in the Sacramento area dates back to 1991. We are pleased to continue our support for the region in this collaborative effort."
Major issues in the region include flood planning and mitigation, general planning for rapid growth and homeland security. Concannon concludes, "The SACOG region has the highest risk of flooding in the United States, second only to New Orleans."
Visit SACOG's Mapping Center online at www.sacog.org/mapping/index.cfm.