It is estimated that more than eighty percent of governmental functions are associated with managing information about specific locations or geographic areas. A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer system for the input, editing, storage, maintenance, management, retrieval, analysis, and output of geographically referenced information.
GIS supports applications such as emergency dispatch, land planning, emergency management and Homeland Security, property appraisal, civil engineering, natural resource monitoring, transportation planning, monitoring crime and accidents, public health and environmental analysis, economic development, census analysis, and many more.
This office is responsiable for issuing addresses for the unincoorporated areas of Madison County. GIS also provides County Wide mapping data to the Madison County Consolidated E-911 center. The County wide Pictometry contract is managed through this office, Madison County is fortunate enough to partner with several agencies to provide oblique arieal imagery that assist Codes Enforcement, Property Valuation, Fire Services, Police Departments and many other agencies in strategic planning and future growth.