provide assistance to communities in developing their own
GIS or by providing
GIS/GPS mapping services to them. In addition, OVRDC can
help local communities with projects through
GIS/GPS mapping services.
a regional repository of
data and shares data with communities.
OVRDC will also continue to upgrade its
system, obtaining and maintaining current
data on the region and promoting the availability of data. Finally, OVRDC will
continue to update flood mapping and other data in the
system from state, federal, and local sources.
OVRDC will continue to expand its
GIS system by offering web-based
GIS to local villages and townships.
These data resources, the agency’s geographic information
system (GIS), and global
positioning system (GPS) services
are available to communities, businesses, and the general public upon request. A
reasonable processing fee may be charged. Also, certain data resources are
posted to OVRDC’s website.
Jason Gillow, Research/Planning Coordinator
Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission
73 Progress Drive
Waverly, OH 45690-1196
Phone: (740) 947-2853
In Ohio: 1-800-223-7491
What are some of the different activities that OVRDC uses
- Mapping of census data and demographic and
unemployment rate changes.
- Data creation (lines, points, polygons – i.e.
trails, bus stops, road centerlines, surface area)
- Inventory collection (fire hydrants, manholes,
bridges, wells, signs, parking meters, etc.
- Accurate locating of facilities (fire stations,
EMS, dwelling locations, etc.)
- Promote economic development by
industrial site marketing, grant
support activities, assist with planning and funding of infrastructure, and
Creation of tourism and infrastructure maps of different counties within the
Technical assistance such as landuse, land capabilities, and green-way analysis;
watershed analysis; natural hazard mapping; and other activities.
Creation of general maps on demand such as street and road maps of communities,
demographic maps, topography maps, groundwater maps, hydrologic maps, and other
hazard mitigation mapping projects, hydrologic analysis studies, CDBG
environmental assessments, elevation studies, business and economic analysis.
- Technical Assistance to groups, local government agencies, businesses, the
general public, local officials, and OVRDC Full Commission Members.
Please contact the OVRDC office to discuss special
projects. We have the capability to
do planning applications that do not require property parcel information.
The OVRDC GIS has the advantage of being a regional system with data on
the district’s 12 counties making it ideal for regional planning and analysis.
How Much Does it Cost?
(OVRDC Data Request Price Sheet
Click to Download)
The OVRDC does not charge for data requests that require
less than one hour of staff time to fulfill as the administrative costs involved
are covered through federal funds from the Appalachian Regional Commission and
the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration.
Requests involving more than one hour of staff time or use of special
resources such as the large-format plotter will involve a fee.
You will be informed in advance if a fee is required.
Services are available to anyone.
Special projects requiring a large investment of staff time
and other resources will be done under a service contract arranged in advance
with tasks and fees clearly stated and agreed to by all participants.