Community Rating System
The National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum NFIP requirements. As a result, flood insurance premium rates are discounted to reflect the reduced flood risk resulting from the community actions meeting the three goals of the CRS:
- Reduce flood damage to insurable property;
- Strengthen and support the insurance aspects of the NFIP, and
- Encourage a comprehensive approach to floodplain management.
Library Patron Analysis
TLCGIS is working with the Leon County Library system to identify the location of card holders in Leon and surrounding counties. By making patron data spatial, the Leon County Library can visualize & identify usage rates across zipcodes, determine branch location service areas, and gather insights into the communities that each branch serves.
In an effort to support the 2020 census, TLCGIS participated in the 2018 Local Update of Census Address Operation (LUCA) & the 2020 Census New Construction Program to provide an up-to-date address list of residential addresses in the City of Tallahassee & unincorporated Leon County for the U.S. Census Bureau. In working with the Office of Economic Vitality for LUCA & the Tallahassee – Leon County Planning Department for the New Construction Program, TLCGIS has been able to provide the U.S. Census Bureau with data that is integral to providing accurate population counts for our community.
A collaborative example of open government and citizen awareness, the Tallahassee - Leon County Permit Portal provides a single point of reference for permitting, licensing, and contracting for citizens and the contractor community. This permit portal is an amalgamation of the best uses of Web Development and Web GIS.
Site Selection Analysis
Site selection analysis has been performed by TLCGIS as a part of ongoing support to our interlocal customers. Whether it be assisting Leon County Real Estate locating a suitable location for a new park or DSEM with identifying land suitable for solar farms, TLCGIS provides GIS based solutions to solve problems faced by local government.
Since 2010, Tallahassee-Leon County GIS (TLCGIS) has harness the spatial and analytical of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to expedite the Non-Ad Valorem fee assessment processes which includes storm water and solid waste fees. Having developed a comprehensive process which takes advantage of many different sources of pertinent data and the analytical capabilities of GIS, TLCGIS has reduced staff time while achieving accurate assessments each year it has been implemented. Although the assessment analyses are completed by TLCGIS, the assessment process would not be complete without the assistance of Leon County Public Works, Leon County Department of Develop Support and Environmental Management, Leon County OMB and the Leon County Attorney’s Office under the direction of Leon County Administration.