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Steuben County Geographic Information System (GIS)
317 South Wayne Street, Suite 3-E
Angola, Indiana 46703
GIS Coordinator Chad Hoover
Phone: (260) 668-1000, ext. 1228
Fax: (260) 665-8483
Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
          (Closed 12:00-1:00)

Chad Hoover

What is GIS?

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is an organized collection of computer hardware, software, geographic data, and personnel designed to efficiently capture, store, update, manipulate, analyze, and display all forms of geographically referenced information (ERSI 2000).

GIS History

The Steuben County GIS was started in 2001 by undergoing a needs assessment study completed by The Schneider Corporation.  In the fall and winter of 2001, an implementation plan was developed.  This plan called for the conversion of all of the paper based maps for the Auditor, Assessor, Plan Commission, and Surveyor.  This included the tax parcel maps, zoning maps, drainage maps, soil maps and the associated information.  In the spring of 2003 the county obtained black and white photography and began the conversion of the parcel maps to digital maps.  Then the drainage layers including the legal ditches, legal title and watersheds followed, along with the soils data, zoning maps, and Assessor's land use maps. 

In the fall of 2005 the county released its first GIS website and has continued to increase the data layers and ease of use on the Internet.  Also in 2005, the county participated in the Indiana Map project, where detailed 6” pixel photography was acquired and delivered in 2006.  In the Spring of 2007, the county revised its website to a more user-friendly version allowing easier search functions and additional data inquiries.  Since then, the Surveyor's section corner tie cards have been added, zoining ordinance linked to the map and new searches for schools and voter information has been added. 

Click Here for Online Map 

Click Here for Online Training Videos on Youtube

Information available:

There are numerous data layers available and expandable within the legend on the left of the map.  Since the initial 7 data layers were developed, many new layers have been added and new data layers and sources are created each day.  As requests for data come to the GIS Office, many of those layers generally end up on the website.  Currently there are approximately 45 data layers available, with new additions scheduled for 2009.

GIS Disclaimer

Steuben County Digital Data is the property of Steuben County, Indiana. All graphic data supplied by Steuben County has been derived from public records that are constantly undergoing change and is not warranted for content or accuracy. The county does not guarantee the positional or thematic accuracy of the data. The cartographic digital file server is not a legal representation of any of the features depicted, and Steuben County disclaims any assumption of the legal status they represent. Any implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, shall be expressly excluded. The data represents an actual reproduction of data contained in Steuben County's computer files. This data may be incomplete or inaccurate, and is subject to modifications and changes. Therefore, Steuben County cannot be held liable for errors or omissions in the data. The recipient's use and reliance upon such data is at the recipient's risk. By using this data, the recipient agrees to protect, hold harmless and indemnify Steuben County and its employees and officers. This indemnity covers reasonable attorney fees and all court costs associated with the defense of Steuben County arising out of this disclaimer. The recipient may copy this data into computer memory or onto computer storage devices and prepare derivative works from it.


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