GIS or Geographic Information System is used to capture, manage, analyze, and display all forms of geographically referenced information. GIS allows us to view, understand, question, interpret and visualize our world in ways that reveal relationships, patterns and trends in the form of maps, reports and charts. The purpose of GIS is to answer questions and solve problems by looking at data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared -- on a map! ( ESRI)
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Yakima County GIS
Yakima County GIS focuses on obtaining, managing, analyzing, and displaying data located within the boundaries of Yakima County. We support a variety of clients from other Yakima County Departments, to cities, communities, utilities, businesses and public.
We are a small office with a Service Counter/Map Sales desk located in the Yakima County Courthouse on the 1st floor in room 116. We use a variety of software products mainly from ESRI, but also Microsoft, Trimball and ERDAS. We maintain many data layers including, but not limited to; parcels, zoning, city limits, other jurisdictional boundaries, voting precincts, 911 addressing, various environmental layers, planning layers, and utility layers.