U.S. Virgin Islands GIS provides information and support for critical services

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U.S. Virgin Islands residents may now utilize the Government of the Virgin Islands Geospatial Information System (GIS) application to view the territory as it exists from above. Property owners are now able to access information to assist with dialogue between themselves and the Tax Assessor’s Office in the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.

The Geospatial Information Systems Division (GISD), has become a critical element of the territory’s information technology matrix through cooperative efforts of the Virgin Islands Geospatial Information Council (VIGIC), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the US Army Corps of Engineers, the US Census Bureau, the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI), and the US Coast Guard.

The GISD provides a map that includes estate layers as well as parcels, footprints, and major roads to enable street mapping and for reference purposes. The existence of the system will provide foundational support to many community services, including:

E911 – Territorial Wide System Upgrade Project
VITEMA – Disaster Recovery Projects
DPNR – Zoning and Land Usage GIS Projects
VI Police Department – Traffic Records Projects
HIDTA – Response Coordination Upgrade Project
US CENSUS Bureau – Conversion of Census Data Collection GIS Project
VI Housing Finance Authority – Housing Analysis Project
Department of Public Works – Comprehensive Transportation Master Plan 2030
WAPA – Customer Database Upgrade Initiative Project
VI National Guard – Statistical Analysis Project

For more information or to discover career and partnership opportunities with the USVI GISD, contact: (340) 773-6459 (St. Croix) or (340) 776-8505 (St. Thomas/St. John), or email geo.info@lgo.vi.gov

Author: caribtek