Aging, Disability, Transportation, and Resource Center
Lower Savannah Council of Governments operates the states only Aging, Disability and Transportation Resource Center (ADTRC)! The Resource Centers purpose is to inform and assist people in our region about a myriad of topics related to aging, disabilities, family care-giving, benefits, resources and transportation options that support independent, healthy and engaged community living. The center serves Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun and Orangeburg Counties. This center is innovative in that it combines programs relating to public and human service transit with information and assistance to link to other health and human service related resources, benefits and options. People call the center throughout each day with requests and questions in many diverse areas. ADTRC staff help people to schedule rides for medical appointments, errands, to get to work throughout the region and answer questions about how to use local public transit systems. They help to negotiate service issues that arise between transit passengers and transit providers and advocate for unmet needs for transportation in underserved areas. Staff answer questions about aging issues, long term care, family care-giving and a number of benefits and resources, including Medicare. LSCOG also purchases services for seniors and transportation services from local service providers in each county of the region, and works to coordinate among agencies serving the public. TO REACH THE ADTRDC CALL 1-866-845-1550.
Large Format Scanning
Allows your agency to scan large paper maps, blueprints or mylars up to 40" wide to digital files (JPEG or TIFF file format). Scans can be color or black & white, and your agency can choose to have its digital maps saved on CD-ROM or DVD. Large format scanning will allow your agency to back up critical documents for archival storage. With our scanning services, you can quickly recover from disaster and avoid the problems of deteriorating paper maps. Additionally, you will be able to readily access, distribute, and print the images from any imaging software.
Large Format Copying
Color as well as black & white large format copying is available. Sizes A though E can be copied (up to 30" x 45"). If your agency needs extra copies of tax maps or engineering drawings, this is the best way to distribute the information. We can also custom enlarge, reduce, or crop images.
This is the process of converting raster files (lines and dots) to digital vector data (still lines and dots, but with a geographical reference such as latitude and longitude). The most exciting part of raster to vector conversion is that once converted, the data can interact with GIS or CAD applications. With raster to vector conversion, paper maps can be digitized for use with GIS layers. For example, parcel maps can be digitized and overlaid onto digitized orthophotos (or any other GIS layers).
LSCOG offers customized demographic profiles as specified by the client. Each profile contains detailed data on population, income and poverty levels, race, age, education, household characteristics, housing and employment. Each report contains Census data, recent year estimates, and 5-year projections of the recent year estimates.
Additional data includes a Consumer Buying Power supplement that shows the buying habits of the defined study area. You can define your study area by Census or political boundary, or using a street intersection you can choose to do a radius report within a specified mile radius.
To highlight your study area along with the report, you can add an 11x17 color map for an
GIS has become an essential tool for local governments for analysis and decision making. Utilizing an extensive GIS database, the LSCOG provides a variety of digital mapping solutions and geo-spatial data services for member governments, municipalities, and the general public.