Geographic Information Systems
What is GIS? – A geographic information system (GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing and displaying all forms of geographically reference information. A GIS helps you answer questions and solve problems by looking at your data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared.
Mission – The mission of Marshall County GIS Department is to build a centralized infrastructure so that high quality GIS technology solutions are efficiently delivered to county departments, local governments, and the public. Our interactive mapping website, that allows users to locate property by owner name, address, or parcel-id, display layers and aerial photography, measure distances, print maps, identify features, and obtain ownership information.
GIS History – In 1994 Marshall County started the vision of a county GIS. Budgetary funding was implemented in 1997 for the conversion of paper tax parcel maps. In fall of 1997 a conversion company was awarded the contract. Marshall County GIS started with the tax property lines and has grown over the years to layers used by many departments. In 2002, the county released its first GIS website and has continued to increase the data layers and ease of use on the internet. A Digital Data ordinance was adopted in 2008 for the sale of the county GIS data.
GIS Disclaimer – Marshall County Digital Data is property of Marshall County, Indiana. This data has been derived from public records that are constantly undergoing change and is not warranted for content or accuracy. The county does not guarantee the positional or thematic accuracy of the data. This data may be incomplete or inaccurate, and is subject to modifications and changes. Therefore, Marshall County cannot be held liable for errors or omissions in the data. Any person who receives information or data from Marshall County shall not be permitted to use any mailing lists, addresses, or data basis for the purpose of selling, advertising, or soliciting the purchase of merchandise, goods, services, or to sell, loan, gift, or otherwise deliver the information obtained by the request to any other person.