The Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor’s (CSSC) myReGIS application was designed to serve three states, seven counties, and countless municipalities in addressing the complex land use planning needs associated with Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG). In addition, myReGIS is a tool being used by new and existing BRAC impacted businesses and residents to identify quality of life elements such as growth areas, available services, transportation needs, education institutions, etc. Regional land use planning data featured in this application helps support the APG mission and strengthens the CSSC’s relationship with the installation, regional planners, and residents.
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In 2009, Governor O’Malley launched the Marylanders Plant Trees Initiative to encourage citizens and organizations to partner with the State to plant new trees. The Marylanders Plant Trees map is a tool that allows users to see the number, type, and location of trees that have been planted as part of this initiative.
Maryland’s GrowthPrint map attempts to address the question “What are the most appropriate land areas for redevelopment and/or revitalization, infill and future growth?” This is an effort to keep with the principals of “Smart Growth” by guiding development to areas that already contain the infrastructure to support that development.
PlanMaryland is the State’s first comprehensive plan targeted towards sustainable growth and development. The PlanMaryland Citizen Input map provides Maryland residents and other stakeholders with an opportunity to visualize PlanMaryland data and provide comments about areas within Maryland, as it relates to the draft version of the comprehensive plan. User input is directed through a combination of predefined questions as well as a free standing area for additional discussions. These inputs are identified on the map via marker symbols, specific to the user’s response. Additional data layers are also provided as reference material.
Maryland’s AgPrint map begins with an analysis of Maryland’s resource lands, and it identifies and categorizes the level of development pressure of each resource. AgPrint targets certain areas for preservation and set priorities among them
The application provides information on the “status”, “vulnerability, “threat” and stability of rural resource lands. The “Status” is a measure of the number of residential lots already subdivided on agricultural or natural resource land. The “Vulnerability” is a measure of the number of additional residential lots that can be further subdivided and developed under existing local zoning and land use management tools. The “Threat” to rural resource land is an estimate of potential future market demand for residential lots, estimated by measuring the amounts of residential development that occurred on resource lands during the decade 1997 – 2006, and assuming a similar distribution of county residential growth projected to the year 2030. The fourth measure, “Stability of Rural Resource Lands,” assesses the likelihood that the integrity of the land resource can be sustained into the future, assuming aggressive land preservation efforts by the State and local governments.