We recently performed a major GIS Software Upgrade. We ran in to some issues that are preventing some layers from appearing on our maps. We are aware of this issue and are working with the software vendor to get them fixed. Thanks for your patience as we perform these upgrades and fixes. As soon as we can get these issues fixed, they will be shown on the maps once again. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Please visit our open data site where you can go and download data in several different formats as well as preview the data and its contents.
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Geographic Information System
(GIS). An organized collection of computer hardware, software, geographic data, and personnel designed to efficiently capture, store, update, manipulate, analyze, and display all forms of geographically referenced information. GIS uses computer software to link geographic information (where things are) with descriptive information (what things are), unlike a flat paper map, where "what you see is what you get", a GIS can present many layers of different information (ESRI).
Williams County uses GIS for managing and developing GIS data. We also use GIS to display and map county data. We produce printed maps and web maps using ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute) software. The data is available as a resource for the public and the county staff.