Welcome to AVGIS.org
Androscoggin Valley Geographic Information Sytems
Please visit the following for link to specific Web GIS Pages or Organizational Home Page:
What is AVGIS?
AVGIS is a regional municipal / quasi-municipal initiative to leverage existing joint IT infrastructure (i.e. wide area networks), data servers, local GIS staffing, expertise, knowledge base, and other resources to maximize efficiencies, and provide top quality GIS technology services to our users. This action is a GIS oriented expansion of cooperative effort having already been exercised in the past in this region. Within the past years the cities of Auburn and Lewiston, as well as Auburn Water and Sewer District (AWSD) and the Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments (AVCOG) have done much in the way of joint contracting for services such as regional aerial mapping, and group purchasing of equipment.
Within this community, there are many shared aspects, infrastructure such as water supply, water treatment, watershed management, stormwater management, and a common (Auburn/Lewiston) E911 call center. Others such as parcel/land mapping also benefit from collaboration of common data protocols. These are just a few operations which benefit from a centralized GIS databases to maximize efficiency keep the data current and useful in these important functions.
Currently a memorandum of understanding exists between the four
charter organizations, the City of
All municipalities in Androscoggin, Oxford and Franklin Counties serviced by the Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments as well as quasi-municipal entities (for example Auburn Water and Sewer District) in that same area are welcome to join the AVGIS group.
To learn more about AVGIS, please feel free to contact any of the following:
City of Auburn: Rosemary Mosher Geospatial Database Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
AVCOG: Barb Fortier Environmental Planner/GIS Coordinator email@example.com
AWSD: Greg Jalbert firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Lewiston: Jim Ward GIS Manager/Coordnator email@example.com