In January 2009, DRCOG hosted a regional data summit with member governments and partners. More than 100 people attended to discuss coordinated regional data sharing among local, state and federal government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, academia and the private sector. The result is a 30-member steering committee that will guide the growth of the data consortium.
The steering committee will build on such success stories as the Denver Regional Aerial Photography Project and a regional land use and zoning map by exploring a variety of opportunities for cooperation, including consortium examples from other parts of the nation. The steering committee is guided by a vision statement developed at the data summit. Next month, DRCOG will unveil its new Regional Data Catalog, which will allow users to search for and interact with data, and contact DRCOG for data requests.