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We provide a complete GIS solution—from data creation to employee training to no-obligation advice. Our local government team's technical expertise and training allows us to place a strong emphasis on data quality and practical training. We can create new data by building specialized data sets or enhancing existing GIS data. Our GIS and IT staffs can assist county governments in negotiating the challenges of implementing and managing a GIS project. We put a strong emphasis on coordinating GIS activities with surrounding jurisdictions, state and federal agencies.


We can assist local government agencies in the following areas:

  • We combine GIS datasets with tax assessor databases, such as Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) for parcel data. Counties can save time and money by having their data hosted on the Georgia GIS clearinghouse. For more information, email jnolan@itos.uga.edu or call 706.542.5308.

  • We use soil and elevation data in applications such as tax assessment, transportation planning, site suitability analysis, flood vulnerability and determining erosion potential.

  • We use land cover data for planning, change detection (land use, timber, economic growth, etc.) and property tax assessment.

  • We assist with conservation use and forestland protection analysis.

  • We work with election officials using GIS to determine where a citizen’s polling place is located and which political boundaries they fall within for federal, state and local elections.

  • We create GIS zoning data from a GIS parcel dataset, account for split-zoned parcels, and create complete, high-quality, zoning datasets in short order.

  • We update and enhance county road datasets for many tasks, including creating addressing systems such as 911 dispatch system updates and accurate assignment of new addresses.

  • Our GPS equipment quickly and accurately locates utility infrastructure like fire hydrants, valves and other hardware. This forms an accurate foundation for the conversion of water, sewer, and gas line drawings. With a high-quality foundation, we can digitize as-built drawings so underground features like pipes are accurately positioned with real-world coordinates.

  • A county may have a parcel GIS layer with house or building sketches in the tax assessor's database. We may be able to quickly and inexpensively convert that sketch data into powerful GIS data. The resulting data helps create a higher level of uniformity in tax assessment by locating unpermitted construction. It has many uses to planners, storm water management and utility departments.

    • Richmond County found that almost 40% of their buildings were missing additions, resulting in $2.4 million in additional revenue.

    • McDuffie County was missing additions on 30% of their buildings.

    • Bibb County was missing additions on 21% of their buildings.

  • The local government team has worked with planners on projects related to port expansion.

  • Our development team collaborated with Washington County to develop an economic development website.

  • The local government team has worked with Pulaski County using GIS to find the best locations to build new fire stations based on drive time resulting in the maximum savings for home owners insurance.



Eric McRae