GIS - Mapping

JEREMY HUGHES, GIS-Mapping. Zoning & Building Admin.
Carroll County Courthouse
P.O. Box 227
Mt. Carroll, IL61053
Phone: (815) 244-0254
Fax: (815) 244-1046
Office Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
When you are able please call ahead to schedule an appointment with the GIS/Zoning & Building Office.
All requests can be submitted by email or phone at anytime.

What is GIS?  “GIS is an integrated system of computer hardware, software, and trained personnel linking topographic, demographic, utility, facility, image and other resource data that is geographically referenced.” NASA.  A GIS allows multiple features of a map to be related to one another as well as to attribute information in a database, resulting in "intelligent maps."

The Carroll County GIS Department is responsible for maintaining and creating data features within GIS.  There are several key data sets which we use including parcel boundaries, road and rail lines, right of way, corporate boundaries, soils, land use, contours, hydrology and orthophotography, with many more yet to be created and utilized in the future.  GIS is able to make use of surveys, deeds, or other detailed legal descriptions to better display and update property boundaries as they change.  The GIS Department also provides many services such as making custom maps, selling digital data, and resolving spatial/data related issues by facilitating data from the GIS database.

How do I order a GIS map with property boundaries?

How do I get a copy of my property boundary legal description?

How do I find a survey or property monument?

What other kind of information does the GIS system contain?