SECOG utilizes Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to produce various types of maps for its members. For example, land use maps are created for local governments in conjunction with their comprehensive plans and grant applications. Additional maps such as zoning, voting wards, environmental constraints, disaster preparation, utilities, community directories and ownership parcels are other examples produced by SECOG using GIS.

SECOG also contracts with the South Dakota Department of Transportation to maintain a public road inventory for its six county service area. SECOG utilizes the Global Positioning System (GPS) to collect centerline information and other data for approximately 7,630 miles of roads. The data is updated annually and is archived with the SDDOT in a geodatabase format.

For additional information on GIS services, contact Kristen Benidt at (605) 681-8174 or