Data Management & GIS
We are committed to helping people access the vital data that describes the world around them. Data management and delivery are key to supporting the needs of an informed public so that they may be active and engaged in shaping their communities. Through modern mapping, easy navigation, beautiful iconography and functional data management, LIAA is able to offer an array of online and physical tools to bring the information alive and make it accessible to everyone.
The Michigan Great Lakes Water Trails website originated with a visionary group of volunteers from all over the state, who shared the goal of promoting coastal public access by linking regional water trails to form a statewide water trail system along every mile of Great Lakes shoreline. Some regional trails exist and some are still being mapped, so the site continues to grow. Support for the development of this website was provided by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Coastal Zone Management Program, with content provided by communities and volunteers all over the state.
LIAA is currently implementing this multi-jurisdictional planning process in five coastal communities around the State of Michigan. The project mission is to foster and support community‐wide planning efforts that lead to the adoption of significant revisions to existing master plans to promote community resilience in the face of rapid economic changes and increasing climate variability. Working with project partners around the state, LIAA provides a full range of professional planning and technical support services to participating communities. Visit Resilient Michigan to learn more about Planning for Resilient Communities.
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