GIS AND MAPS
A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a collection of computer hardware, software, and geographic data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. The most important element of a GIS, however, is people. With a GIS, people can link information to location or spatial data, such as people to addresses, buildings to parcels, or streets within a network. You can then layer that information to give you a better understanding of how it all works together. You choose what layers to combine based on what questions you need to answer. For more information about what GIS is and its capabilities, visit http://www.gis.com.
LRPC has advanced capabilities and trained professionals for collecting, analyzing, and mapping geographic data. Communities have requested GIS assistance related to broad projects such as Master Plans, Hazard Mitigation Plans, transportation studies, natural resource inventories, and tax parcel data. For members, LRPC fulfills requests for other routine mapping projects, such as zoning, road, conservation, natural resource, and slope and elevation.
A set of standard maps is being produced for each member community and can be found here.
To request a custom map, please visit the Maps by Request page.
Ongoing Map Archiving Project
LRPC is in the process of archiving its 50 year old library so that we are scanning and posting many old maps to our website. We are literally emptying our file drawers and posting this info online. Many of these maps may get culled out and removed from the website as time goes on.
Please visit these pages to view our progress: