Data & Mapping

With GPCOG’s extensive in-house data resources and capacity,  our skilled staff can deliver maps, action-oriented analysis, and data to support all local and regional planning. We serve as a resource for our member municipalities and can respond to requests from other agencies needing up-to-date regional data information. We are able to quickly provide insight on nearly any topic. 


Aerial Imagery

GPCOG’s Rick Harbison is a fully-insured FAA-licensed drone operator. This allows us to incorporate the use of aerial imagery in many of our member projects as well as state agency projects upon request.  

Find out how drones have become an essential part of a planner’s toolkit in this article from the Maine Association of Planners Front Page.  


Explore Data

Looking for data? GPCOG recently developed an Open Data Hub, a web portal where you can find, explore, and download Greater Portland and Maine-based data for free. In addition to serving as a central place for downloading up-to-date geospatial data, the Hub highlights many interactive initiatives with links to web maps and storyboards from recent planning projects on topics such as sea level rise, fire-EMS incident mapping, community planning, and more.

Also, GPCOG provides specific information on our towns on our Community Profile page. We partner with PACTS and use the MySidewalk platform to provide detailed information on our communities.

For more information on how GPCOG can help you with your data, mapping, or aerial imagery needs please contact Rick Harbison,