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By Will DeMarco
Gazette Reporter 

Whitman County moves to install GIS to manage public data

 

September 6, 2018



After years of consideration, Whitman County is moving to implement a geographic information system (GIS) to better manage and present a wide variety of public data.

GIS is a digital data management system used extensively by local governments across the country for a wide variety of purposes, such as municipal planning, determining property taxes or mapping geographical features. GIS benefits local jurisdictions and their residents through its capability to aggregate and visualize huge amounts of data. Governments can scale the extent and scope of data analyzed through their GIS depending...



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