What is GIS?

A geographic information system (GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information.

GIS allows us to view, understand, question, interpret, and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports, and charts.

(Source: ESRI)

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What we do.

The Effingham County GIS Department is responsible for creating and maintaining digital geographical datasets relative to Effingham County.  Examples of these datasets include, but are not limited to, the following:  tax parcels, taxing districts, landuse, soils, flood area, addresses, roadlines, voting districts, emergency response jurisdictions, and aerial photography.

The GIS Department works in coordination with several different County departments, including the Supervisor of Assessments, the Highway Department, E-911 / Sheriff's Dept, the County Clerk’s Office, and also other private and governmental agencies that have uses for Effingham County’s geographical data.

In addition to maintaining data, the GIS staff responds to custom map requests from the same departments and agencies, and also the public.