What is GIS?
A geographic information system (GIS) is a framework for gathering, managing, and analyzing data. Rooted in the science of geography, GIS integrates many types of data. It analyzes spatial location and organizes layers of information into visualizations using maps and 3D scenes. With this unique capability, GIS reveals deeper insights into data, such as patterns, relationships, and situations—helping users make smarter decisions. Hundreds of thousands of organizations in virtually every field are using GIS to make maps that communicate, perform analysis, share information, and solve complex problems around the world. This is changing the way the world works. - ESRI
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How is Stevens County using GIS?
Stevens County utilizes GIS by using its framework as a mapping platform, performing mapping applications and leveraging its data analysis capabilities in assisting decision makers throughout the county. Departments such as the Assessor’s office use GIS to create tax parcels, taxing code areas and other layers to help in the process of property / home assessment. Emergency services such as the 911 center and Sheriff’s office is supplied with real time GIS data to help assist citizens and respond to emergencies throughout the county. Other projects in the county supported by GIS uses consist of: maintaining voting/precinct boundary’s and population analysis, Stevens County’s addressing system, watershed planning, growth management maps and analysis, as well as NG911 and county road management. GIS and its capabilities are used almost in every county department to help and assist and maintain geospatial data.
This GIS Data is deemed reliable but provided "as is" without warranty of any representation of accuracy, timeliness, reliability or completeness. These map documents do not represent a legal survey of the land and are for graphical purposes only. Use of this Data for any purpose should be with acknowledgment of the limitations of the Data, including the fact that the Data is dynamic and is in a constant state of maintenance, correction, and update.