LEBANON’s County’s information technology director wants to purchase a $200,000 software program that will speed up getting mapping addresses for local emergency agencies. The reason for this is because it is believed that inadequate maps delayed response to a recent house fire in Walker Farms, leaving the home destroyed. A map of Walker Farms could not be found on an Internet search engine, nor did FedEx, UPS or the U.S. Postal Service have street maps of the subdivision on Whitestown’s south side. A Google maps search for “Walker Farms Whitestown Indiana ,” however, listed the subdivision’s sales office as the first hit.
With the new system, a map will be automatically displayed if the address is filed in the county’s GIS system. Also wanted is a push for the county GIS system to have an addressing layer, which will better help the cause.
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Melissa Lawrence, Rutgers Student Intern, VERTICES, LLC