The mission of Tompkins County GIS is to serve the Tompkins County Community through the distribution of relevant GIS data and mapping resources to assist departments and municipal stakeholders on an ongoing basis. Tompkins County GIS also focuses on the production and distribution of meaningful datasets, paper maps and interactive mapping applcations for local businesses and residents.
Tompkins County began its investment in GIS in the mid 1990s with the conversion of the County's tax mapping paper archives to a multi-layered GIS dataset. Today, the County has developed a robust GIS that is available and used by many county departments, local governments, and the community at large.
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The GIS Division serves as the lead agency for enterprise GIS development and data distribution. We provide GIS direction, GIS project assistance, and deploy GIS technology for county departments, other municipalities, and the public. We do this with the help of key GIS Staff in other Departments and use every tool at our disposal to provide GIS resources for all!
As such, the team is currently responsible for:
We are continually improving our data-sets as well as providing access to aid in various projects around the community. Please feel free to contact us if you have a mapping project in mind or a data layer you would like to see.
"At minimum, GIS is a technological field that incorporates geographical features with tabular data in order to map, analyze, and assess real-world problems.." More on that here.