GIS data has become a key asset necessary for well-informed decisions. Municipal government decisions range from urban planning, to traffic/road design, and public safety. In each of these examples the lack of current and accurate geospatial data
reduces the accuracy and quality of the decision. Working together with Idaho State University's (ISU) GIS Training and Research Center (GIS TReC), GIS departments across Bannock County Idaho have the opportunity to improve their spatial data infrastructure
and thereby the decision process through this unique capacity building project. GIS capabilities already exist across Bannock County to varying degrees and this project will make important strides toward GIS data development, sharing, and collaboration with
Bannock Tranportation Planning Organization, the City of Pocatello, and the City of Chubbuck.