Our goal is to promote the interaction and cooperation of GIS professionals within the region. One of the ways we are accomplishing this goal is through bi-annual meetings of GIS professionals. These meetings are organized and sponsored by NCTCOG and allow other organizations, such as local governments, universities, private sector companies and software vendors a central meeting place to disseminate information.
Additionally, NCTCOG facilitates the purchase of high-quality aerial images, digital elevation contours and other derivative remote sensing products for North Central Texas. Due to the collaborative nature of these projects, the resulting product is available for purchase by our members at a much-reduced cost over each entity having to order it on their own. Data purchased collaboratively are made available for viewing and printing on www.dfwmaps.com.
NCTCOG's GIS projects and our demographic research are closely aligned. GIS plays a major role in demographic forecasting and many other programs. Some of the layers that support the research work include land use, features, and various boundary files. GIS data are available for download through our Regional Data Center and Open Data.