The mission of Summit County GIS is to provide quality data, services and applications to support the activities of Summit County and its constituents through a service-oriented approach.
Accomplishing the Mission
Summit County GIS can accomplish this through:
- Developing fun and useful applications
- Obtaining and creating quality data
- Providing effective services to make work easier and more efficient for county employees, better decision support for county officials, and a more informed public
GIS is an acronym for Geographic Information System.
Defining Geographic Information System
A GIS is map layers combined with a database. For example, a parcel can be drawn on a map as a polygon (the geographic portion). That parcel also has information about it stored in a database such as owner name, physical address, and appraised value to name a few.
The GIS combines the 2 allowing you to ask questions in the database (e.g. show me all properties that are over 2 acres and have an appraised value of less than $250,000). Or you can ask questions on the geographic side (e.g. from the previous selected properties, deselect any that are within a mile of an interstate freeway or state highway.) Learn more information about GIS by exploring this website.