CHATHAM COUNTY - SAVANNAH
METROPOLITAN PLANNING COMMISSION

Melanie Wilson, Executive Director

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Savannah Area Geographic Information System (SAGIS)

Lara Hall, Director

Savannah Area Geographic Information System or SAGIS is focused on providing access to geospatial data in a standardized format to all interested parties. SAGIS works with the City of Savannah, Chatham County, The Metropolitan Planning Commission and a variety of other government, non-profit and private organizations to maintain standards, manage data, educate and coordinate projects that affect the greater Savannah - Chatham County area. SAGIS shares this geographic data with the public through the SAGIS Map Viewer and Open Data. We also support geospatial education in our community through the organization of GIS Day Savannah every year. Savannah Area GIS is governed by the SAGIS Board that consists of the City Manager of the City of Savannah, the County Manager of Chatham County, a representative from Georgia Tech - Savannah, and a number of rotating seats that are appointed by the permanent members of the board.

News and Updates

August 2018 Update - SAGIS has added the new FEMA flood zones effective August 16th, 2018 to the SAGIS Map Viewer.

June 2018 Update - The 2018 Parcel Digest containing property information through December 31, 2017 has been added in the previous update in June 2018.

Job Opportunity

The Chatham County - Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission is seeking qualified applicants for the position of GIS Specialist. A Bachelor’s Degree in GIS, Geography, Planning or a related field with at least one (1) year of professional experience is required, or a Master’s Degree in a related field is desired. The GIS Specialist will work with the Savannah Area GIS (SAGIS) team to develop and administer enterprise-level geodatabases; prepare GIS maps, database reports and specialized queries; create and enhance web-based GIS applications; and assist with permitting, address and zoning requests. This position is responsible for providing spatial based analysis and mapping applications to the MPC and Savannah Area GIS (SAGIS) customers, partners and the general public. Technical writing, excellent public speaking skills, and the ability to collaborate across disciplines are essential.

Send resume and cover letter to: Christy Adams, Director of Administrative Services, Chatham County-Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission, P. O. Box 8246, Savannah, GA 31412-8246; phone: 912-651-1440; fax: 912-335-5922; or email with the following subject line: GIS Specialist. Applications accepted through January 7, 2019. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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