Public Sector

Building footprint data — comprehensive GIS data describing buildings for every jurisdictional level — can be a critical element to geospatial analysis across the public sector.

You can use our data regardless of your government level — cities, counties, regions, states and federal — to solve problems in planning, public works, law enforcement, emergency management and more.

Whether planning for a natural disaster or reacting to a disaster, you need to understand the precise locations or structures and have access to complete and updated addressing to model and assess the disaster’s impact. Critical to your organization’s analysis is an accounting of the population, prevalent construction materials, building types, and other attributes. You will need to know the ground elevation for each structure for comparison to flood and storm surge predictions.

Accurate data drives safety-minded decisions

When deploying personnel, you need to understand what’s near a targeted building or address, who owns the building, what is inside the building, and connect your organizational data to high accuracy building data. This can help law enforcement assess potential risks during surveillance, capture and rescue operations.

Questions you can answer with high accuracy data

Where do building structures impede access points for an emergency vehicle?

Where can repair crews access a facility running on an easement across a piece of property?

What will the cost be for large scale projects?

All public safety and public works applications benefit when richer data influences the decision making.

Urban and city planning, whether at the micro or macro level, is one of the most data intensive exercises in GIS

Knowing where structures already exist on property can help to identify minimum distances required from houses and property lines. Building footprint data assists in siting infrastructure that requires high accuracy, while identifying potential location constraints. With advanced 3D toolsets, planners can use height-enabled building footprint data to understand viewsheds, line of sight, shadow modeling or more for both existing and planned infrastructure.