Land Use Planning: The Department of Land Conservation and Develpment's (DLCD) mission is to support all communities in creating and implementing comprehensive plans that reflect and balance the statewied planning goals, the vision of it's citizens, and the interests of local, state, federal and tribal governments. In particular, Statwide Planning Goal 7 requires local governments adopt comprehensive plans (inventories, policies and implementing measures) to reduce risk to people and property from natural hazards. In addition, the DLCD' Natural Hazrds program serves as the State's coordinating agency for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Mapping and Science: The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industry's (DOGAMI) major function is to serve as the centeralized source of geologic information in Oregon for the public and all levels of governent. DOGAMI identifies and quantifies natural hazards and also works to reduce the risk of earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides and coastal hazards through a comprehensive and broad-reaching mitigation strategy. Among the many objectives: 1) Identify existing landslides with LiDAR imagery and map areas susceptible to future landslides; 2) Effect easthquake risk reductions through hazard mapping and vulnerablitiy assessments; 3) Complete and update maps of shoreline variablity, coastal erosion and tsunami hazards; 4) Coordinate data collections and distribution following natural disasters; and 5) Advocate for and implement the application of LiDAR in flood hazard mapping.
GIS Data and Standards: The Geospatial Enterprise Office (GEO) provides GIS coordination for state agencies, hosts and maintains Oregon's Digital Spatial Data Library, facilitates and promotes GIS standards efforts, and assists with coordination of GIS activities for Oregon.
- One of the key components of the Geospatial Enterprise Office is the Oregon Geospatial Data Clearinghouse, which includes many functions designed to support the Oregon GIS Community.
- Communication mechanisms that help to develop and build a sense of community among the users of GIS technology and geospatial data;
- Metadata repository to ensure that all Framework data sets shared by multiple agencies are properly documented according to accepted standards;
- Geospatial data access and distribution to ensure the easiest possible access to Framework data needed for decision-making;
- Geospatial data archive, coordinated through the Oregon University System library system;
- Internet mapping services to enable all users to view and manipulate data holdings without specialized GIS software or knowledge; and
- Data integration, coordinated through identified data stewards for each Framework dataset. The Oregon Geospatial Data Clearinghouse contains the base map layers required by FEMA and has the infrastructure that is needed for storage and distribution of Flood Insurance Rate Maps.