NODIS

Northern Ohio Data and Information Service (NODIS)


GIS Services

NODIS is a leader in GIS and provides spatial data analysis, mapping and programming services. Two NODIS staff members, Dr. Mark Salling and Ellen Cyran, have received certification as GIS Professionals by the GIS Certification Institute. This national program recognizes professional expertise in the GIS technology field. Certification awarded is based on credentials in three areas: 1) educational achievement, 2) professional experience, and 3) contribution to the profession.

NODIS frequently works on mapping projects from both the private and public sector. Recent project examples include:

  • Provided data, analysis, profiles reports, and maps based on Ohio's 148 legislative districts for the Ohio Legislative District Guide print guide and website for the Ohio Manufacturers' Association.

  • Trained engineering consulting firm employees and aided in the development of an environmental database for building site location analysis.

  • Developed the common database for redistricting the state of Ohio. This was a cooperative project with Ohio University.

  • Provided media and others with congressional maps. Provide Boards of Elections with address look-up guides.

  • Developed a GIS database, including land use, soils, street network, and demographic data, for the Mill Creek Watershed Planning Project of the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District.

  • Developed a parcel-based GIS for the St. Clair/Superior Neighborhood Association in Cleveland to assist the Association in neighborhood development and crime analysis and monitoring.

  • Developed a parcel-based GIS for the City of Barberton and Aurora to assist these cities in community development and land use planning.

  • Developed a parcel-based GIS for the Flats Oxbow Development Association in Cleveland to assist the Association in economic development and land use planning.

  • Developed a parcel-based GIS for the St Vincent Quadrangle Development Association in Cleveland to assist the Association in economic development and land use planning.

  • Used GIS technology to assist Cuyahoga Community College in analyzing its service market.

  • NODIS provided project facilitation and management for a consortium of Cleveland area public and private agencies interested in better sharing and managing geographic information through the creation of a GIS network consortium. The consortium, the "Greater Cleveland Geographic Information Network" or GC-GIN, undertook a needs assessment, developed a technical and organizational implementation strategy, and is currently implementing that strategy.