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Ohio County Auditor Offers Free GIS Education Session

Ashtabula County, Ohio, Auditor David Thomas will be hosting a free virtual education session on the Auditor’s Geographic Information System mapping platform for interested residents.

by Star Beacon / July 8, 2020
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(TNS) — Ashtabula County, Ohio, Auditor David Thomas will be hosting a virtual education session on the Auditor’s Geographic Information System mapping platform for interested residents.

The lunch-and-learn opportunity will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. July 15 on Zoom. The session will consist of a presentation on Ashtabula County’s GIS and how residents can utilize this tool.

GIS is a framework for gathering, managing, and analyzing data rooted in the science of geography. Maps of data are stored by the Auditor’s Office, including a host of information for Ashtabula County, such as location of oil wells, wetlands, roads, waterways, topography, homes and much more.

“Our GIS team is exception in their application of data and focus on making the tool more user friendly,” Thomas said. “We’re excited to be teaching the public best practices and how they can get the most out of the software.”

Uses for the online software including measuring property, finding ownership of lots, investigating changes to property over the years, and much more. Residents can contact Caroline Petersen, Auditor’s GIS Specialist, at anytime for questions at capetersen@ashtabulacounty.us or 440-576-1434.

The Auditor’s Office will present an overview of how to use Ashtabula County’s state of the art GIS live and will share a recording on their website and social media. To receive the link for the session, please email  Thomas at djthomas@ashtabulacounty.us, visit www.auditor.ashtabulacounty.us, or call 440-576-3783 to learn more.

©2020 the Star Beacon (Ashtabula, Ohio). Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

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