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Take Part in GIS Day Open House

Nov 3, 2017

The public is invited to stop by the Peoria County Courthouse for our GIS Day Open House on Wednesday, November 15 from 12-4 pm in room G10.

At the event you can learn more about GIS through map application demos, map posters, geography games and hands-on learning opportunities.

In addition, Peoria County is proud to announce its newly launched GIS Open Data Portal at https://data-peoriacountygis.opendata.arcgis.com. Now anyone can search and download GIS data, digital maps, and reports free of charge without the need to register.

For more information please contact Joshua Thompson, GIS Manager, at (309) 495-4840 or email jthompson@peoriacounty.org.

What is GIS?

GIS stands for geographic information systems. At its most basic level, GIS involves putting data, such as government boundaries and property tax information, into computer software to create a map. Users are then able to interactively explore, manipulate and analyze the digital map. 

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