GIS includes a number of maps and links that reveal on demand
various geographic related data on Logan County. The GIS Internet
Mapping can be found on the Logan County government website.
In conjunction with his job as Logan County’s zoning officer, Will
D’Andrea also serves as the GIS coordinator. D’Andrea works to
facilitate, develop and maintain Logan County’s GIS information.
The following is a list of various updates that have been made
recently to the website:
- In 2011, the maps of Logan County became digitized and
placed on the county website for Internet surfers to find. In
recent months, D’Andrea added another layer to the maps so
people can identify flood plains in Logan County.
- The boundaries of the Enterprise Zone have been expanded a
couple of times over the past several months, including an
expansion to Atlanta for Central Illinois Ag.
- The zoning map has been cleaned up and updated to reflect
zoning changes. The original map was built by ISU, and certain
areas of Logan County would be labeled several times at once. As
a result, it could be confusing for anyone reading the map to
differentiate. D’Andrea said he has reduced the number of
polygons that show up on the map at once in order to reduce the
number of labels.
- Maps of the individual townships of Logan County have been
made available for those who do not want to search the whole
county map at once. Links have been made available on the
website for the smaller townships, such as Lawndale, that do not
show up easily on the larger maps.
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- D’Andrea said he is working with Logan County Emergency
Management Agency and 911 to update EMA and 911 address
layers for mapping out rural areas of Logan County. Some
addresses have been issued in recent years that do not match
assessing information that is available.
- The last update to the GIS website is election
information. There are now maps available that show the
districts within the county, as well as the cities in the
county that are split into multiple precincts, such as
Lincoln or Mt. Pulaski.
Committee members present at the meeting thanked D’Andrea
for his work in maintaining and updating the GIS website as
part of his job duties under the county.
Committee members present were David Hepler, Pat O’Neill,
Kevin Bateman, Robert Farmer, and David Blankenship. Zoning
Officer Will D’Andrea was also present.
[By DEREK HURLEY]