Mission: Develop, implement, and maintain an effective Geographical Information System (GIS) for Custer County. Create and maintain a comprehensive county-wide addressing system that meets state and federal statutory requirements for efficient and timely provision of emergency services. Facilitate the continuity of Custer County’s Information Technology (IT) infrastructure through IT managed services.
Department Description and Function: The GIS office provides geographical related information to county offices, emergency services, and government agencies. The office is organized to support county goals by maintaining and analyzing data related to infrastructure, parcels, 9-1-1 addressing, and roads within Custer County. The department maintains a county-wide addressing system and is responsible for issuing new addresses. The department also supports municipal, county, state, and federal emergency response and recovery services by maintaining an automated dispatch mapping system.
What is GIS?
A Geographic Information System (GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. It allows you to map, model, query, and analyze large quantities of data within a single database according to their location. GIS gives you the power to, create maps, integrate information, visualize scenarios, and develop effective solutions. GIS is a tool used by organizations, schools, governments, and businesses seeking innovative ways to solve their problems.
What is Beacon?
Beacon is an interactive tool that allows users to view County and City information, public records and Geographic Information System (GIS) data via an online portal. Beacon combines both web-based GIS and web-based reporting tools including CAMA, Assessment, and Tax into a single user friendly web application. For questions regarding access to Beacon please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 605-673-8141.
Director: Troy A. Schmidt