Location Based Response System
Funding to support the development of LBRS compliant systems is available to counties through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that establishes roles and responsibilities for program participation. Participating counties provide project management and Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) on road names, addresses, etc. to develop data that is compatible with the state's legacy roadway inventory.
The Ohio Department of Transportation is the LBRS Program Sponsor, providing technical guidance, support, and QA/QC services. The program is being administered by OGRIP, the state's coordinating body for Geographic Information System (GIS) activities.
Through the collaborative efforts of State and Local government the LBRS program is producing highly accurate field verified data that is current, complete, consistent, and accessible. LBRS data is maintained as an Ohio asset by local resources and is provided to the state as part of a coordinated long-term effort by OGRIP to reduce redundant data collection by developing data that meets the needs of several levels of government.
The LBRS supports a multi-jurisdictional approach to protecting the health, safety and welfare of the state’s constituents.
What is the LBRS? The LBRS is a County/State partnership that gathers accurate locational information on all roads and addresses in a county. The information is used to save lives and save taxpayer dollars by reducing redundant data collection activities. The information is web-based, and is therefore current for all stakeholders as agencies or local governments gather new information.
Who is using LBRS data? 9-1-1 Dispatch/First Responders, County Auditors, County Commissioners and Engineers, Ohio Highway Patrol/MARCS, County Emergency Management Agencies, Ohio Department of Transportation, US Department of Homeland Security, US Census Bureau, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Utilities Protection Service.
“Both disaster planning and emergency response efforts will benefit from the LBRS. By participating, counties may reduce redundant mapping projects while ensuring that Ohio’s citizens do not pay for multiple mapping initiatives.” - Shawn Smith, Ohio 911 Coordinator - Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
How is the state share determined per county? Each county that participates is assigned a ceiling amount, based on number of addressable structures and miles of public roads. The state share does not exceed 50% of the county’s cost of gathering data, and never exceeds the pre-determined ceiling.
What other funding sources are available to support a county's LBRS development? The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the County Engineers Association of Ohio (CEAO) each administer Safety Grant programs with funds that can be applied to LBRS projects.
How are LBRS funds distributed? Counties enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the state to secure funding. Counties may contract with a vendor or collect information on their own, with OIT/OGRIP and ODOT providing technical guidance throughout the process. Monies are deliverable based, as a County provides data that meets the State defined standards for program acceptance, the monies are released to the County.
2011 LBRS WHITEPAPER (PDF)
Program Status Report (PDF)
Program Description (PDF)
Sample MOA (PDF)
Specifications v3.1 Final (PDF)
Data Downloads Map Viewer (LBRS tab at bottom)
Download County Data (table)