Geographic Information System (GIS)
Department of Economic Development for Greene County
Contact Persons: David Craft, GIS Coordinator (724-852-5300)
Scott Kelley, Director, Information Technology (724-852-5298)
49 South Washington Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Phone: 724-852-5300 / FAX: 724-852-5319
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., MondayFriday
A Geographical Information System (GIS) is an analytical tool that allows an operator to view map layers on a computer screen while accessing databases of the map features. By viewing the map layers simultaneously, one can analyze relationships within and between the different layers. GIS is used on a daily basis for operations in many departments throughout the county.
Frequently Asked Questions:
The following frequently asked questions will hopefully answer concerns and help with the understanding of the GIS services.
Question #1: Why is GIS Important?
Answer: Geographic information systems (GIS) are widely recognized as essential public policy and management tools that enable more informed decision making, greater efficiency, increased accountability, and better management. Geospatial data plays a critical role in public administration of emergency management, monitoring public health and public safety, crime control, tax assessment, traffic, facilities and municipal infrastructure management, environmental assessment, and economic development. Accordingly, County officials have a significant interest in improving access to accurate, current, and immediately accessible geospatial data to improve their decision making. This enables commercial, academic, private organizations, and all levels of government to:
Empower and serve the public
Protect our homeland
Foster economic growth
Manage our resources
Prepare for and respond to emergencies
Govern our county and our country
Question #2: How is GIS used?
Answer: A GIS map usually consists of several layers or themes. Examples of map layers are:
Image base: aerial photography, topographic maps
Surface overlays: land cover, Land use, soils, geological
Transportation: roads, highways, rail, river and transit infrastructure
The Greene County Online Assessment Database is available to licensed professionals at a fee. Greene County reserves the right to change the fee and/or the way the site is accessed, as well as the content of the site, at any time. The current fee structure allows for unlimited access for up to two concurrent users in an organization.
First time applicants must request an Application for Access from the Department of Economic Development of Greene County (724-852-5300). Click here for more information on accessing property records online.
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