Local governments, including counties, cities, and regional agencies, have a unique opportunity
to develop a partnership with the Oregon Department of Administrative Services (DAS) and other state agencies that will reduce the cost of doing business, and provide better services and information for the public and decision makers.
Increased efficiency in data development – elimination or reduction of duplicated effort
Involvement of all partners will result in more complete data, thus better decisions
Better coordination among partners will enable better services for the citizens
Partnership would help focus resources more effectively
Specific example: When county and city roads linework is shared with ODOT, ODOT
can attach accident data for those roads to the linework and send it back to the county and
Specific example: Twelve percent of Umatilla County roads are on tribal lands. If data
sharing partnership is in place, tribes would share road data and county wouldn’t have to
develop it for tribal land.
Specific example: State has developed a web application that enables developers to
purchase permits electronically from local jurisdictions if base address data is available
from those jurisdictions. Successful pilot program exists in several jurisdictions now.