The Sussex County Data Cooperative is a mechanism that encourages county, local governments and not-for-profit organizations in Sussex County to share in the creation, use and maintenance of GIS datasets at the least possible cost while providing data for non-commercial uses.
The GIS Cooperative is a voluntary, cooperative effort among the County and its governmental and not-for-profit partners. The goal of the cooperative is to share benefits accruing from GIS technology. Benefit sharing arises from mutually agreed upon data sharing and joint application utilization. A key goal of the cooperative is to help share critical data of common interest. The data created through this cooperative agreement will be data for public consumption as part of the NJMapp program, unless, due to the sensitive nature of the data will be utilized only by the Partner and the County. Data may include but is not limited to such items as ownership, address, permit and zoning data/information.
The agreement is for a membership year. A membership year is based on the 12-month period following the execution data and on a project basis based upon an hourly rate.
Staff time will be allotted throughout the year, based on an agreed upon work plan, developed by the Partner and Sussex county GIS. The work plan will describe, in general terms, some of the specific tasks projected for the calendar year. The work program will describe specific tasks, with necessary milestones and identified deliverables. An estimate of expected workload intensity throughout the year will also be projected, so expectations are leveled against staff availability. the work program will be essential in determining expectations of the Partners, while allowing for an effective working relationship.
If you are interested in the cooperative or have any questions, please contact David Kunz via telephone (973) 579-0430 or dkunz@Sussex.nj.us.