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The information contained herein is the abbreviated Louisiana Spatial Data Infrastructure Organizational (LSDI) framework. The following seven (7) framework categories from the Federal Geographic Data Committee and the additional nine (9) categories from the Louisiana GIS Council comprise the LSDI. Please consult the LSDI PDF for complete documentation.


1. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Framework

1.1 Geodetic Control

  • 1.1.1. Geodetic Control Stations (Benchmarks)
  • 1.1.2. Global Positioning System Control Stations (CORS)
  • 1.1.3. Coordinate Systems

1.2. Orthoimagery (Imagery)

  • 1.2.1. Aerial
  • 1.2.2. Satellite
  • 1.2.3. Ground

1.3. Elevation and Bathymetry

  • 1.3.1. Photogrammetric Methods
  • 1.3.2. Traditional Ground Surveys
  • 1.3.3. Terrestrial LiDAR
  • 1.3.4. Traditional Bathymetric Surveys
  • 1.3.5. Hydrographic Surveys
  • 1.3.6. Bathymetric LiDAR

1.4. Administrative (Governmental) Units

  • 1.4.1. The Nation (Federal)
  • 1.4.2. States
  • 1.4.3. Counties (or Parishes)
  • 1.4.4. Incorporated Places and Consolidated Cities (Local)
  • 1.4.5. Functioning and Legal Minor Civil Divisions
  • 1.4.6. Federal- or State-recognized American Indian Reservations and Trustlands
  • 1.4.7. Alaska Native Regional Corporations
  • 1.4.8. Regional

1.5. Transportation

  • 1.5.1. Aviation
  • 1.5.2. Railroad
  • 1.5.3. Road
  • 1.5.4. Maritime
  • 1.5.5. Mass Transit
  • 1.5.6. Pipelines
  • 1.5.7. Regulatory, Oversight, and Industry Organizations

1.6. Cadastral

  • 1.6.1. Public Land Survey System (PLSS)
  • 1.6.2. Land Survey and Land Records
  • 1.6.3. Parcels
  • 1.6.4. Lots
  • 1.6.5. Buildings
  • 1.6.6. Building Permits
  • 1.6.7. Parking
  • 1.6.8. Assessor
  • 1.6.9. Zoning
  • 1.6.10. Subdivisions
  • 1.6.11. Right-of-Way (ROWs) and Servitudes

1.7. Hydrography

  • 1.7.1. National Hydrography Dataset (NHD)
  • 1.7.2. Lakes and Ponds
  • 1.7.3. Streams and Rivers
  • 1.7.4. Canals
  • 1.7.5. Oceans
  • 1.7.6. Shorelines

2. Louisiana Geographic Information Systems Council (LGISC) Framework

2.1. Land Use

2.2. Land Cover

2.3. Demographics

  • 2.3.1. US Census
  • 2.3.2. LA Census
  • 2.3.3. Projections
  • 2.3.4. Private Demographics

2.4. Infrastructure

  • 2.4.1. Agriculture and Food
  • 2.4.2. Banking and Finance
  • 2.4.3. Chemical and Hazardous Materials Industry
  • 2.4.4. Defense Industrial Base
  • 2.4.5. Energy
  • 2.4.6. Emergency Services
  • 2.4.7. Information Technology
  • 2.4.8. Communications
  • 2.4.9. Postal and Shipping
  • 2.4.10. Healthcare and Public Health
  • 2.4.11. Water
  • 2.4.12. National Monuments and Icons
  • 2.4.13. Commercial Facilities
  • 2.4.14. Government Facilities
  • 2.4.15. Dams
  • 2.4.16. Nuclear
  • 2.4.17. Manufacturing

2.5. Geophysical

  • 2.5.1. Soils
  • 2.5.2. Geology
  • 2.5.3. Oceanography
  • 2.5.4. Geomorphology
  • 2.5.5. Climate
  • 2.5.6. Atmospheric

2.6. Map Reference

  • 2.6.1. Quad Indexes (1-degree, 250K, 100K, 24K, 12K, 6K)
  • 2.6.2. Topographic Maps
  • 2.6.3. Geographic Names Information System (GNIS – Place Names)
  • 2.6.4. Address Points
  • 2.6.5. Search and Rescue Grids (SARs)

2.7. Biological

  • 2.7.1. Wildlife
  • 2.7.2. Fisheries
  • 2.7.3. Vegetation
  • 2.7.4. Endangered Species

2.8. Environmental

  • 2.8.1. Air
  • 2.8.2. Water
  • 2.8.3. Land

2.9. Economic

  • 2.9.1. Economic Development
  • 2.9.2. Employment
  • 2.9.3. Tax Credit and Divisions
  • 2.9.4. Business Listings