LDG is providing support to the Beaver County Regional Council of Governments (BCR-COG), their GIS program, and the smart community initiatives. The BCR-COG is comprised of 43 individual municipalities spread throughout Beaver County, Pennsylvania. The GIS program is a collaborative effort between the members to share information, develop standards, and realize an economy of scale and return on investment by working together. Since 2016, LDG has supported several of the individual municipalities, participated in the annual municipal conference, and provided educational sessions on how GIS can improve operations. Through these activities, LDG began working with the BCR-COG directly, participating in the stakeholder committee meetings, developing white-papers, and assisting with grant applications.
The Citizen Report application is an extension of the Citizen Problem Reporter solution that was developed by Larson Design Group. It allows for a standardized methodology for crowdsourcing information from residents and visitors, while providing a means for individual municipalities to share localized issues, identify trends that may cross political boundaries, and work together to address regional challenges.