Baltimore County contracted with KCI to design and compile a new geodatabase focused on features related to economic development involved in the regulation, development and stewardship of non-residential land within the county. Initial tasks focused on conducting a series of work sessions with County staff, as well as other municipal representatives from around the State to develop a set of common requirements. The requirements were then used to develop the geodatabase design of all features and related attributes.
The compilation methodology was documented and reviewed by the county prior to compilation of a pilot area for validation of procedures and data capture. Once the compilation and pilot area were approved by the county, our team proceeded with the compilation of business parks, industrial parks, and shopping centers in the county, using tax parcel features, zoning, land use, scanned plat documents and other tools. A quality plan was established at the onset and applied to the final data delivered to the county. Finally, a maintenance plan is being developed that will provide detailed guidelines on maintenance of the Economic Development geodatabase in line with keeping the parks’ and centers’ geometry in sync with any updates to the representative tax parcel geometry. The compilation was performed in a versioned geodatabase with two analysts performing the data capture.