A workshop scheduled for Thursday for frequent users of the county’s GIS website has been postponed until further notice.
The Richmond County Planning and Zoning GIS Department will be seeking input from anyone who uses the county’s online GIS website.
“Over the past several months, we have been upgrading the county’s GIS infrastructure (hardware, software, etc.),” said GIS Director James Armstrong. “This upgrade has also allowed work to begin on updating the county’s Internet GIS presence. Currently there are two Internet web formats available online. Both provide property information to the general public, but each has some limitations. A new site is being developed and tested that will replace both of the older sites and hopefully eliminate (or at least mitigate) some of the pesky limitation of the past.”
The county’s GIS infrastructure has been in place since 2001, when it was funded by a $5,000 grant from the Cole Foundation, according to Armstrong. But since then, he said the system has come a long way.
“Due to a family medical situation that has called me out of town for a few days, the presentation/workshop of the Richmond County Internet GIS will be postponed,” said Armstrong in an email Wednesday. “I will send out notification of a makeup date as soon as I can schedule one. Hopefully it will be in mid to late July. Thank you for understanding. In the meantime, if you would like to review the new Internet GIS parcel viewer, please feel free to visit http://gis2.richmondnc.com/flex/parcelflex/.”