Office for Information Resources
Bradley County GIS Department
Bradley County GIS Department’s mission is to plan, organize, administer and direct the activities between the county GIS departments, county GIS users, and other government agencies.
To achieve this mission, county users must be provided with the necessary training to do various analysis and daily tasks such as data maintenance. The most important mission is to save time and money for Bradley County. The organization of the many different data sets will enable county government and county citizens to have information for timely and accurately decisions.
GIS in Bradley County
Bradley County’s GIS system currently involves the offices of the Assessor of Property, County Engineer, and the County Planner. Each of these offices provide data such as parcel information, zoning, county addressing, and street information. Other agencies from our city government and our local utilities have their own GIS system providing us with much needed data such fire hydrants, water lines, sewer data, city addressing, city zoning, etc. Recent projects such as our 20 year growth plan, setting a new fire district, and finding the location of a new fire station, have made decision making for our officials a much easier task than before GIS data was available.
The most recent implementation for Bradley County is the setting up of an intranet system enabling many county employees to access our GIS data via a browser.
Future Directions in GIS
Bradley County is currently in partnership with the State of Tennessee's Base Mapping Program. Much needed new photography is in the process and will allow us to update our existing features. Many of our current features such as building footprints, driveways, road pavements, and wooded areas, have not been updated since our 1993 orthophotography. Another need is to develop special GIS applications for the different departments with user-friendly interfaces. This would help very much with training that is sometimes difficult for many GIS users. At last what everybody wants, the Internet. We are working towards the implementation of GIS on the Internet and realize that it should be a reality in the near future.