GIS – Geographic Information Systems
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Geographic Information Systems
GIS stands for geographic information system. This is a computer system designed to capture, store, analyze, manage, and displaying all types of spatial or geographical data”. The primary goal of this department is to create, update and maintain geospatial data for Cheboygan County. The Cheboygan County mapping website now includes extensive county-wide GIS data for 24 hour/7 days a week access. We continue to make this data as user friendly and up to date as possible. In addition to the online data, the GIS office is open and available for customer needs and requests. We get many requests from realtors, surveyors, appraisers, title companies and property owners. The base layers are being updated daily, including, but not limited to, parcel splits and combines, corrections and adjustments to parcel polygons, additions and adjustments to streets and hydrology features and zoning amendments and map corrections.
The GIS Department works closely with township officials to be sure they have access to the most recent and accurate information. Tax maps are created by GIS, land value maps and sales study maps as well as any individual requests the townships may have. Help was provided in the updating and adjusting of the future land use map in conjunction with the 2014 revision of the County Master Plan. Hard copy maps were created for review at all of the public forums.
The GIS Department also works with the Sheriff’s Department, Search and Rescue Team and City of Cheboygan Police Department to assist in any special requests they have. We are involved with Emergency Management to ensure we are ready for any crisis that may occur by keeping up with WebEOC and Damage Assessment as well as searching out new tools to better accomplish goals for everyone involved.
Please visit the County On-line Mapping services.