Solutions and Services

Cartographic Services

The GIS department of Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District creates custom maps on a daily basis for many local and regional clients at an affordable cost. These services include the creation of customized maps and documentation of relevant spatial information relating to specific geographic areas. Please call to schedule an appointment for these services.

US Census Data Center

SMPDD is listed as one of three US Census Bureau State Data Centers for Mississippi.  Census related demographic data are available by request.  The mission of the State Data Center program is to provide efficient access to U.S. Census Bureau data and data products, provide training and technical assistance to data users, and provide a mechanism for feedback to the Census Bureau on data usability, state and local government data needs, and operational issues.

Political Redistricting

SMPDD provides redistricting services and map production for several cities and counties within its jurisdiction.  Redistricting is the changing of political boundaries in response to the decennial census results. This takes place by law to maintain a geographic form of proportional representation.

For more information, please contact Regina Melton at or Lindsay Ward at or (228) 868-2311.

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