Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Duties & Responsibilities

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Office is the go-to resource within the county for all spatial data. The GIS Office functions in a support role, providing services to numerous departments such as Economic & Community Development, Election Office, Emergency Services, Finance Office, Land Development Services, Planning, Public Works, Tax and Utility and organizations including Allegany County Public Schools.

The GIS Office also offers various means for the public to access spatial data.

The principal responsibilities of the GIS Office are:

  1. Custodians of spatial data
  2. Development and maintenance of web-based mapping applications
  3. Analysis and visualization
  4. General mapping requests.

In addition to the core responsibilities of the GIS Office, the staff continuously seeks educational opportunities to stay current with the latest GIS technology and understand best practices and data standards.