Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a database management system (DBMS) that is specifically designed to handle geographic information.  Our GIS software allows us to automate such tasks as producing, updating and printing maps, querying and analyzing spatial information, and relating map information to other tabular records.  A GIS application aids users in finding and analyzing geographic things that can be shown on a map.

What We Do:


Our official function is to develop, maintain, and serve the geographic data and tools necessary to assist the County departments to efficiently and effectively perform their respective functions.

We respond to mapping and data requests from members of the County, various private and government agencies, and the public.

We are also in charge of Road Name Petitions for naming private roads and issuing
physical addresses.
   

What We Do Not Do:


We are not land surveyors.  We cannot give advice on subdividing, interpret deeds or legal descriptions, nor can we help you locate your property boundaries.
  
We are not lawyers.  All advice of a legal nature should be sought from the County Attorney's Office.  Our opinions do not count.

We are not wizards.  We cannot upload our data into your GPS receivers or IPads.  We do not dispense data to the GPS and Internet companies such as Garmin, Google, Yahoo! and others.  (Although sometimes our road data somehow finds its way there.)