GIS stands for Geographic Information System which is a combination of computer hardware, software and geographic data which can be used to perform data capturing, analysis, cartographic map display and production. Yavapai County Government uses GIS technology throughout several departments including the Assessor’s office, Elections, Development Services, Public Works and Flood Control among others, comprising nearly 200 users.
The GIS started in late 1992 with the primary goal of creating a digital land database of all parcels in the county. The initial project addressed the issues of planimetric data acquisition, aerial flights of the county, and initial conversion of county assessor’s maps to a digital format. To see a history of GIS within Yavapai County, view the Yavapai County GIS StoryMap.
Yavapai County land mass covers 8,127 square miles with only about 25% of the land is privately owned. The rest is publicly owned including Bureau of Land Management, Department of Interior, US Bureau of Indian Affairs, national forest, national park service, State Parks, and State of Arizona trust. Elevations range from 1500 ft to 7979 ft where the County is divided by the mountain into two areas, an eastern area called the Verde Valley; a western area including Prescott which is the County Seat. Population of the County in 1990 was 107,714 (US Census) and in 2010 was 211,073.
The GIS development division is responsible for the design and maintenance of the county’s GIS which is used to generate the various geospatial datasets such as parcels, roads, zoning, and district boundaries just to name a few. Additionally, we create custom applications which are used to distribute GIS data to the departments, local governments and citizens of Yavapai County. Under strong leadership and technical resources, YAVGIS provides several key services on behalf of the program. When performed centrally, these services eliminate duplication of effort and promote the development of agency-specific systems.
Typically, YAVGIS provides the following services:
- GIS technology coordination, consulting and implementation
- GIS application development and maintenance
- GIS data design, automation, documentation, and distribution
- GIS strategic planning and system integration planning
- GIS training for county staff
- GIS analysis to support active decision making effectively
- Public web applications and web services.
- Database administration
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Current Development Projects
- County Flood Control Web Editor Flood Parcel Documents – Development Phase
- County Flood Control Flood Alert hardware migration – Implementation Phase
- County Health Department GIS crowd source application – Implementation Phase
- County Public Works internal web applications for road projects – Testing Phase
- County Public Works street centerline GIS data maintenance – Implementation Phase
- County-wide 911 data support and prep for Next Generation 911 – Implementation Phase
- County-wide 911 MSAG data cleanup for Arizona 911 program – Implementation Phase
- County-wide GIS database detecting changes (tax area codes, taxable administrative boundaries) – Development Phase
- County-wide GIS analysis for supporting more decision making - Development Phase
- Opioid Abuse Mapping Project – Development Phase
- NACOG & CYMPO Transportation Incident Analysis – Implementation Phase
- Automated Map Pages & Books (Pages 90%, Map Books 50%) – Development Phase
- Building & Refining Network Dataset for Future Routing and Service Area Analysis – Implementation Phase
- Health Department Mapping Project: Flu, Emerging Diseases, Zoonotic Diseases etc. – Development Phase
- Intersection Geocoder – Development Phase
- Creating more ArcGISArcGIS online web applications for county and public uses - Implementation Phase
- Local/Regional Government collaboration to obtain limited imagery services - Implementation Phase
- Local Government amalgamating street centerlines auditing and automating - Implementation Phase
- Spatial data automation for transformation for daily edits - Development Phase
- State Arizona Geographic Information Council support boards and committees – Ongoing
Recent Completed Projects:
- Completed ArcGISArcGIS online web applications for Library District - June 2018
- Completed ArcGISArcGIS online web applications for local town/city address editor application, internal dashboards for Board of Supervisors, and Sherriff's Office. - June 2018
- County-wide GIS software upgrade to ArcGIS 10.5.1 – Completed June 2018
- State Department of Transportation GIS data support – Completed January 2018
- Shared older 2 foot contours to Public GIS Website – Completed November 2017