Geographic Information Systems

What is GIS?

GIS is short for Geographic Information System. The Kosciusko County GIS Department manages the County's Geographic Information System.
A geographic information system (GIS) is a computer-based tool for mapping and analyzing things that exist and events that happen on earth. GIS technology integrates common database operations such as query and statistical analysis with the unique visualization and geographic analysis benefits offered by maps." ESRI

The Kosciusko County GIS Department responsibilities are:

  • To support all Kosciusko County Departments with their mapping and geographic data needs.
  • To support the public with mapping and geographic data services, and to provide applications that allow the public to view the data that has been created and maintained by Kosciusko County Government.
Kosciusko County's GIS is made up of many GIS data layers. These layers include property lines, roads, addresses, creeks and ditches, zoning, and 2 foot contours. Many of these layers have been developed utilizing high-resolution aerial photos (6" pixel) as a base. Kosciusko County has high resolution aerial photos captured every 2 to 3 years. Kosciusko County has high resolution aerial photos for the following years 1996, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2013/2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2021. These GIS data layers are developed and maintained by the GIS Department and other County Departments utilizing ESRI's ArcGIS software.

Indiana Statewide GIS Collaboration

Kosciusko County is a member of the Indiana Geographic Information Council (IGIC), and the Northeast Indiana Geospatial Information Community (NIGIC).
IGIC                IGIC
Kosciusko County is a GIS data contributor to the IndianaMap.