Welcome to the official website for the Jackson County GIS Department. Please visit our available maps page to see static maps we have created. To view our ONLINE GIS Maps/Portal click on the Online Maps link in the menu on the left side of the screen.
What is GIS? A geographic information system (GIS) is a computer-based tool for mapping and analyzing things that exist and happen on the surface of the Earth. GIS technology integrates common database operations such as query and statistical analysis with unique visualization offered by maps. These abilities distinguish GIS from other information systems and make it valuable to a wide range of public organizations for explaining events, predicting outcomes, and planning strategies. Mapmaking and geographic analysis are not new, but a GIS performs these tasks better and faster than conventional manual methods. Before GIS technology, only a few people had the skills necessary to use geographic information to help with decision making and problem solving.
The mission of the GIS (Geographic Information System ) Department is to provide and support GIS technology in an effective, intelligible, and timely manner that meets the needs of all County departments, agencies, and cities within the County and enables them to better serve the public.
Last updated: 2/10/2011 11:47:41 AM