GIS Information Council Members

SC Aeronautics Commission

Aeronautics Commission

Point of Contact - Matthew Baker, GIS/CAD Manager

SC Aeronautics Division 803.896.6270

The South Carolina Aeronautics Commission created a GIS department to combine and manage data from many different data sources. Airports are inherently spatial. From planning to maintenance to security, airport managers need to know where events are taking place. GIS adds spatial information and 3D modeling to the airport manager’s toolkit to support efficient operations.

Clemson University

Clemson University

Point of Contact - Dr. Christopher Post, Professor


Clemson University Environmental Information Science Laboratory, directed by Dr. Christopher Post is focused on developing technologies and methods for environmental monitoring and on the analysis of the resulting data in a spatial context to help better understand and manage our world.


They utilize direct sensing (soil and water sensing), remote sensing (UAV and Satellite based), geographic information systems (GIS), and high performance computing.

Department of Health and Environmental Control

Department of Health and Environmental Control

Point of Contact - Veronica Moore, GIS Manager


The Shared and Integrated Geographic Information Systems (SIGIS) Committee was established in March 1996 by the Information Technology section of Environmental Quality Control (EQC) Administration, SCDHEC, and implemented by SIGIS Developer group, comprised of volunteer GIS staff located in major program areas across the agency's administrative boundaries. The program mission is to provide managers and polcy makers with decision support systems and applications that enable them to better analyze spatial information related to environmental and public health issues.

Department of Natural Resources

Since 1989, the agency has been developing a statewide natural resource database. This data is available free of charge to the public in an effort to facilitate natural resource decision-making, analysis and education in South Carolina.

Office of Research and Statistics

Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office

Point of Contact - Matt Wellslager, Chief

The Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office has diverse responsibilities in gathering, researching, maintaining, and providing independent and professional analysis, information, and reports to state and local officials regarding demographic, economic, redistricting, financial, geodetic, health, and other data in developing public policy, fiscal stability, and effective administration of programs.



Point of Contact - Matthew Upchurch, GIS Administrator, 803.451.7710

South Carolina 811 strives to be the innovative communication resource for damage prevention of underground infrastructure, dedicated to the education, success, and safety of our stakeholders and the public.

SC Department of Revenue

Department of Revenue

Point of Contact - Nancy Smoak, Lower State Property Supervisor

The agency administers the revenue and regulatory laws for SC, and collects revenue that is due the state.

Department of Transportation

Department of Transportation

Point of Contact -Yelena Kalashnikova, Prog Manager II

SC DOT handles the planning, construction, maintenance and operation of the state highway system as well as intermodal.

Emergency Management Division

Emergency Management Division

Point of Contact - Charlie Kaufman, GIS Analyst


The South Carolina Emergency Management Division encompasses the state’s preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation activities for pre- and post disaster events.  GIS supports all sections of EMD through the use of mapping, web based applications, data management, and imagery.

SC Forestry Commission

Forestry Commission

Point of Contact -Jeff Baumann, Director - Tech Div. 803.896.8808

The South Carolina Forestry Commission established a formal Geographical Information Systems (GIS) program in 2004. Prior to this, the agency has been utilizing GIS data and software in its computer aided dispatch system, management of state forests, and landowner assistance programs since the early 1990’s. The GIS program is housed under the Technology Division and is responsible for spatial data and application development.

Santee Cooper

Santee Cooper

Point of Contact - Eddie Taylor, Eng, 843.761.8000 x5360

The mission of Santee Cooper is to be the state’s leading resource for improving the quality of life for the people of South Carolina. To fulfill this mission, Santee Cooper is committed to: 

    • Producing and distributing low-cost, reliable energy, water and other essential services
    • Providing excellent customer service
    • Operating according to the highest ethical standards
    • Maintaining a quality workforce
    • Being a steward of the environment
    • Being a leader in economic development
South Carolina Law Enforcement Division

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division

Point of Contact - James Kennedy, Program Coordiantor II/GIS 803.896.4214

The primary mission of the State Law Enforcement Division is to provide quality manpower and technical assistance to law enforcement agencies and to conduct investigations on behalf of the state as directed by the Governor and Attorney General.


South Carolina Department of Public Safety

Point of Contact -Jasmine Ramos, GIS Manager 803.896.5467

The mission of the South Carolina Department of Public Safety is to protect and serve the public with the highest standard of conduct and professionalism; to save lives through educating its citizens on highway safety and diligent enforcement of laws governing traffic, motor vehicles, and commercial carriers; and to ensure a safe, secure environment for the citizens of the state of South Carolina and its visitors.


SC National Guard

SC Army National Guard

Point of Contact - Christy Jacobs, Geographic Information Officer 803.299.4407

The South Carolina Army National Guard (SCARNG) uses GIS throughout the agency, with staff in the Facilities Management Office, the Environmental Office, the G3/DSCOPS and ITAM offices, and at the Joint Operations Center.  In addition to supporting leadership decision-making during exercises and events, the SCARNG uses GIS in a variety of applications including, but not limited to, master planning, energy management and sustainability, armory maintenance tracking, environmental conservation and compliance, unit stationing, unit training and range planning, and recruiting.



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