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GIS and Mapping

The GIS department develops and maintains Lea County's Geographic Information System (GIS). The department maintains spatial information, develops department-specific data, produces maps, and analyzes geographically referenced material. GIS allows us to view, understand, question, interpret, and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports, and charts.

GIS offers Lea County and each department with many benefits, such as:

· A geographic information system (GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information .

·GIS allows us to view, understand, question, interpret, and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports, and charts .

· A GIS helps you answer questions and solve problems by looking at your data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared.

· GIS technology can be integrated into any enterprise information system framework.

The GIS software allows Lea County to view subdivision activity, land use, aerial imagery, spatial relationships, ownership, and much more to support decision making and increase productivity. It also allows the addressing department to maintain the Lea County 9-1-1 emergency service map and create addresses for the public.
The goal of the GIS department is to establish a framework of County-wide GIS data to provide information for Lea County employees and citizens in, among others, the fields of:

· Planning

· Community Development

· Education

· Emergency Management

· Public Works

· Courts and Justice Affairs

· Law Enforcement

· Transportation

· Health and Human Services

· Land Use

Lea County offers official Lea County Road Maps, both in the form of full size wall maps and map books for $10 each. Please contact the Assessor’s office or the GIS department for more information.

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