What is GIS?
First, GIS stands for Geographic Information System. This system is comprised of three major pieces: Geography, Data (information), and a computer. It is the blending of paper mapping and any information about the place being mapped. It is an effective way to model our County.
GIS.com defines GIS as "a combination of layers of information about a place to give you a better understanding of that place. The layers of information combined depend upon your purpose --Finding the best location for a new store, analyzing environmental damage, viewing similar crimes in a city to detect a pattern, and so on.
The current capabilities of the GIS include the ability to display, print and manipulate numerous layers of data including aerial photographic images, demographic and public safety information, property ownership, tax, land use, and zoning information, utility locations, roads, natural features, topography and many other man-made and environmental features.
In Goochland County the GIS system is constantly evolving. This system is becoming an increasingly significant tool that assists many of the County’s operational, policy and strategic planning processes. As it continues to grow in its capabilities and usefulness for Goochland County, certain components will be made accessible to citizens and the general public over the web.
A data request form and map in PDF format may be downloaded to be used to request any printed mapping as well as electronic files. Mapping and data requests have a 3 day turn around time. Please contact Qiana C. Foote, GIS Coordinator at 804-556-5834 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
For Monumentation Information , please contact the GIS Office.
To access the Geographic Information System Website. Select here for the Disclaimer.