GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SERVICES (G.I.S.)
GIS Coordinator (919) 731-1650
The GIS Department offers Database design, maintenance and technical support to County departments. GIS provides technical assistance with installation and support of mapping software applications, map configurations and custom programming. GIS maintains and supports the server environment that enables the enterprise GIS system. GIS also coordinates outside subcontractors that provide technical services to the
Cadastral Base Tax Mapping: GIS helps agencies meet their primary responsibilities of ownership registration, parcel mapping, real property valuation, and data access. GIS provides the tools to more efficiently collect, convert, and improve map data; accurately assess properties; and provide Internet and Intranet access to this data for the public, business, and other organizations. Public access to the parcel data as well as many other data layers is available for viewing from "maps.waynegov.com" or in our Tax office or parcel mapping office through our public access "MapTouch" terminals.
Economic Development: Our community through its internet mapping application using GIS technology allows our county’s information to be available 24/7 allowing access to information that developers may be in search of from other areas of the world. This public access to GIS allows
Elections: GIS assists the Elections Department with the myriad of tasks associated with the elections process. The voting process is all about geography. To get the correct ballot to the appropriate voter, elections departments must resolve the spatial relationship between the voter’s address and political districts, precinct boundaries, and water and school districts. Currently there are 2 mapping applications within the elections office with a staff person dedicated as the GIS specialist. Databases that are maintained are primarily district boundaries, precinct boundaries, voter location information etc.
Emergency Services and Law Enforcement: GIS allows our law enforcement and emergency services personnel to effectively plan for emergency response, determine mitigation priorities, analyze historical events, and predict future events. GIS can also be used to get critical information to emergency responders upon dispatch. GIS also assists in tactical planning and response. A few of the base map layers that are maintained to achieve this are street centerline data with length and address ranges, and address point data for individual E911 address information and Emergency Service Districts data with responder information. The street centerlines currently contain 8890 street segments, the address point data currently involves 59,803 records and the Emergency Service Districts contains 126 records. It is important to understand that these records are maintained not only for