The Information Management Division (IMD) identifies, assembles, processes, analyzes and reports statistical and geographic data and other information essential to County planning and land development. The Division's functional responsibilities are managed by three sections: the Data Systems Section, the Network and Technology Services Section, and the Geographic Information Systems Section.
Data Systems Section
The Data Systems Section is responsible for maintaining the Department's databases, document imaging systems and related software applications. This includes the creation of standard and specialized custom reports and the development of individual project-related software applications, such as the Development Activities Monitoring System (DAMS). The Section is responsible for system administration for the Department's application and document imaging servers and Content Management Systems (document capture, storage and retrieval).
Network and Technology Services Section
The Network and Technology Services Section is responsible for system administration of hardware and software components of the Department's local and wide area networks. The Section also supports all staff computing needs, including maintenance of over 200 personal computers and accessory devices, such as printers and scanners.
Geographic Information Systems Section
The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Section is the central repository of geographic information for Prince George's County. The section is responsible for the development, maintenance, and analyses of geographic information data. The repository contains over 250 different GIS layers (M-NCPPC GIS Data Inventory), including property, zoning, topography, transportation, buildings and environmental features, such as woodland and stream locations. The section's data archive also includes aerial photography captured at different resolutions and years beginning from 1938 to date. In addition, the section provides GIS training to staff and external customers and user-friendly GIS applications such as www.PGAtlas.com, a web-based mapping application. The section uses 3D GIS technology to visualize & analyze proposed development and to supply additional information to Planning staff to support their decision making. Examples of the section’s work with 3D GIS can be found on our Google+ 3D Development Site and a presentation further outlining the section’s use of this technology can be found here.