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Committee updated on Logan County Geographic Information expansions

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[August 11, 2014]  LINCOLN - The Zoning Committee of the Logan County Board met briefly on Wednesday night to discuss a couple of things. The main discussion focused on updates to the GIS website.

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.



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