Frequently Asked Questions
What is GIS?
Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer system for assembling, storing, manipulating, and displaying data. This data contains physical locations (geographic coordinates) of features and information about those features (attribute data). GIS is not only used for data storage, maintenance and retrieval, but it is also used as an Analysis tool to answer questions that are geographic in nature. The following is an example of a question that could be posed to a GIS system.
"Give me all of the parcels in a 100' buffer around Georges Creek that are not vacant"
Why are some layers or text not shown on the GIS Public Access web page?
Some layers are only visible at certain zoom levels. Zoom in to display more layers or text.
How long does it take to display a map?
Display time can vary greatly depending upon the layers that are selected for display and on connection speed. (Modem, DSL, T1) Modems can take up to a minute, while DSL and T1 usually display within 15 seconds.
What if the map does not execute my zoom, pan, or refresh request?
Try clicking the request again. Sometimes this will correct the problem. It may be necessary to go back to the default home page and start over to correct the problem.
How can I get a bigger printout?
Printout sizes are limited to the printer that your PC is connected to. If a larger (custom) printout is needed please contact the GIS Department at (864) 898-5876. Click here for pricing.
How can I contact someone in GIS?
All the contact information is included on the GIS department page.