Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, as it is commonly referred to, is a computer-based system that allows for capturing, storing, managing, analyzing, and displaying data by location.
The GIS Division provides technical support to the Planning Bureau, which includes research and mapping for the County Master Plan, the community Comprehensive Plans, the Buildable Land Inventory, zoning maps, the Agricultural Land Preservation Program, the Water and Sewer Master Plan, and other plans produced by the Bureau and Department's Administration.
The Bureau of Planning, working in conjunction with the Office of Information and Technology Services (ITS), is continuing an effort started in 1989 to use and implement the County's Geographic Information System (GIS). We offer a website that provides the user with the capability to perform both parcel and zoning inquiries, view March 2006 true color orthophotography, and view and print many County maps.
The Bureau has numerous maps and plans available for purchase, as well as numerous digital data files. Click here to check out what we have available.
The County also has March 2006 true color orthophotography and 2' contours available for purchase. Please contact the Office of ITS, GIS Division to purchase. Their contact information can be found here. A signed License Agreement should accompany all data requests.
Additionally, the Bureau has digital 1995 and 2000 color orthophotography as well as digitally scanned black and white photography for the years 1989, 1980, 1970, 1963, 1958, and 1943. Please contact the Bureau if interested in viewing any of these photos; only photocopies and small prints can be made of the black and white photography.