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By Madysen McLain
Gazette Reporter 

Public Works director shares progress with data mapping


County commissioners discussed Graphic Informational Systems in Whitman County and heard an update about the Hawkins development Tuesday morning at their workshop session.

Whitman County will work throughout the summer to update GIS in the county, Public Works Director Mark Storey said.

GIS is a data mapping system that is used to map out fire hydrants, school zones, town and city limits and election zones, Lance Bishop, Whitman County IT Director, said.

Storey added GIS also collects data on roads and bridges.

Bishop said GIS is very precise and is helpful for county functions, like 911. H...

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