What is GIS
GIS stands for geographic information systems and is a form of information technology system that is designed to capture, store, manage, retrieve, manipulate, analyze, and display all kinds of geographic and spatial data through paper maps, reports, and online interactive mapping applications. GIS involves using mapping software, hardware, and databases in order to solve location based questions such as "What is located near here" or "Where can I find a particular feature."
To learn more about GIS please see:http://www.esri.com/what-is-gis
The role of the Tazewell County GIS department is to provide the public with an accurate way to identify spatial and geographic information within the county. The GIS Department creates, coordinates, and manages the collection of spatial data for multiple county departments and municipalities through our enterprise GIS system in order to support ongoing projects, communication, and decision making.
History of GIS in Tazewell County
The Tazewell County GIS program was originally established within the Tazewell County Assessment Office. By 2006, every Illinois County was required to assess all farm ground according to compliances which required a digital mapping system. A fee was allowed to attach to every recorded document in all Counties of the State, which became the initial funding mechanism for a GIS program.
The original purpose of GIS as an Assessment Office tool has now been widely surpassed, to become a robust tool enhancing professional abilities of both the public and private sectors.
We are excited about the use of GIS to provide information and answers to tomorrow's questions!
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GIS Site Disclaimer
The maps and all information on the Tazewell County GIS webpage are provided "as is". There is no warranty concerning the accuracy of information contained in the maps and the Tazewell County GIS webpage. Tazewell County is not liable for damages of any kind and takes no legal responsibility for the cartographic design, color, scale, legal boundary, or other element contained in the maps.
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