2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Geographic Information System (language only)

Item 468 #2c

Item 468 #2c

Technology Planning, Department of

Page 336, following line 15, insert:
"The Department of Technology Planning, through its Geographic Information Network Division (VGIN) is acquiring high-resolution digital orthophotography of the land base of Virginia pursuant to VGIN’s Virginia Base Mapping Program (VBMP) and funded principally by the Wireless E-911 Services Board.  Commencement of performance in time to exploit leaf-off conditions is encouraged.  VGIN’s RFP #02-03, the procurement method it followed, and the contract which has been awarded as a result of the RFP are hereby specifically approved and ratified.  Without limiting the foregoing, nothing in chapter 4 of Title 54.1, as the same may be amended, shall cause the procurement to be viewed as a professional procurement or be applied to require the selected contractor to obtain a photogrammetry or land surveying license in connection with this contract.  VGIN shall continue working with local governments and the E-911 Wireless Services Board to establish a sound plan for keeping the digital ortho files up-to-date and funding these maintenance costs.  All digital orthophotography, Digital Terrain Models and ancillary data produced by the VBMP shall be the property of the Commonwealth of Virginia and administered by VGIN.  The VGIN will be responsible for protecting the data through appropriate license agreements and establishing appropriate terms, conditions, charges and any limitations on use of the data.  VGIN will license the data at no charge (other than media / transfer costs) to Virginia governmental entities or their agents.  Such data shall not be subject to release by such entities under the FOIA or similar laws.  VGIN in its discretion may release certain data by posting to the Internet as long as it does not include any coordinate geometry.  Distribution of the data for commercial or private use or to users outside the Commonwealth will be the sole responsibility of VGIN or its agent(s) and may require payment of a license fee to be determined by VGIN.  All fees collected as a result will be added to the GIS Fund as established in the Code of Virginia §2.2-1708.  Collected fees will be used for future data updates or to cover the costs of existing digital ortho acquisition."

(This amendment establishes guidelines for the geographic information system.)