SEMCOG staff create and maintain GIS (Geographic Information Systems) data to support regional planning, modeling, and other efforts. GIS allows the user to view, interpret, and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and data trends. 

GIS supports a wide variety of applications throughout the region. As communities identify needs for effective planning tools, they benefit from SEMCOG partnerships to acquire data, facilitate discussions, and explore new technologies. They also take advantage of SEMCOG's wider vision, determining where and how they fit into the regional context.

SEMCOG staff facilitates discussion among geospatial professionals by hosting quarterly meetings of the Southeast Michigan GIS User Group.

The idea of sharing information is the future of GIS in Southeast Michigan.

Southeast Michigan GIS Users Group

The purpose of the Southeast Michigan GIS User Group is to highlight and support GIS initiatives, foster regional collaboration, and identify and encourage data sharing opportunities.

Members of the Southeast Michigan GIS User Group include individuals and organizations interested in the use and applications of geospatial technology. This group meets quarterly to share information about geospatial data, new technologies, applications and analysis.

SEMCOG works with a variety of organizations to develop and/or acquire data for applications that can be utilized statewide. 

Next Meeting:  March 12, 2015

2015 Meeting schedule:
June 11
September 10
December 10

Developing Regional Solutions
SEMCOG is a regional planning partnership of governmental units serving 4.7 million people in the seven-county region of Southeast Michigan striving to enhance the region's quality of life.