Geographic Information Systems

Mission Statement:

The Cherokee County Geographic Information System (GIS) Department’s mission is to improve the health, safety and welfare of its citizens, and to work in partnership with county agencies to provide accurate, consistent, accessible, affordable, and comprehensive GIS data, GIS infrastructure, and GIS services to support the unique business needs of Cherokee County and the communities we serve.

Department Goals:

  • Increase efficiencies and effectiveness of spatial data and GIS applications
  • Provide a valued regional resource of spatial information and GIS expertise
  • Increase ability of county agencies to meet their business needs
  • Continue logical, enterprise-based and business-driven development of the County’s GIS data, applications, systems, staff, and regional coordination

To achieve these goals, the GIS Department is organized to:

  • Manage the coordination of GIS activity across county departments (Fire Marshall, Board of Elections, Environmental Health, Economic Development, Building Inspection, Board of Education, and Sheriff's Department)
  • Provide guidance, expertise, and oversight for the Cherokee County GIS community
  • Administer the core Cherokee County GIS database
  • Administer the core system components that provide access to the Cherokee County GIS database
  • Coordinate countywide GIS hardware and software purchase and maintenance contracts
  • Support maintenance of core GIS data by County departments
  • Develop and maintain industry standard GIS data and applications
  • Provide strategic and tactical support for geographic projects and programs