Information Technology Building

What is GIS?

A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a mapping system that uses computers to collect, store, manipulate, analyze, and display data. GIS technology works by linking information stored in databases to a place or location on a map. Since 80% of all information has a geographic component, the power of GIS can be widely used to support decision-making and problem solving across all sectors - government agencies, private and non-profit organizations and the public.

GIS at Deschutes County

Deschutes County's GIS program is an enterprise-based operation with active participation by multiple County departments. The program has a long history dating back to 1991, and over the years the program has grown in depth and complexity. GIS is an integral part of many County departments and is being utilized to support a growing number of programs and operations.

Let us help you with your GIS needs!

Deschutes County performs custom projects for numerous County Departments, public agencies, businesses, and citizens. We perform activities such as GIS analysis, map display and production, spatial development, database development, and other activities. Our staff is experienced in using Deschutes County GIS data to meet diverse business needs and in providing services to meet a wide range of project requirements.