The OSIP partnership is between State and Local government agencies to develop high-resolution imagery and elevation data for the State of Ohio to benefit Geographic Information System users at all levels of government. Accurate imagery and elevation data serve as the backbone for the development of additional data sets maintained and accessed by government decision makers and the public.
In a partnership with the US Geological Survey, OGRIP and other state agencies have shared funding resources to help collect statewide high resolution elevation data utilizing LiDAR technology. In addition, county and local government entities can utilize the State’s Cooperative Purchase Agreement (CPA) program to procure even higher resolution data where needed.
In an effort to better assist emergency calls, the state of Ohio’s 9-1-1 Program Office and OGRIP are working together to implement the next generation of 9-1-1 systems. The new system provides citizens with advanced communication capabilities when calling for emergency services, including police, fire and emergency medical services. NG9-1-1 is heavily reliant on GIS data and it is imperative that these data are accurate and up to date. OGRIP and local government partners have teamed up to ensure Ohio has quality data for this new system.