Frequently Asked Questions
What is GIS?
GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems. GIS is a system of hardware, software and information that integrates, stores, edits, analyzes and shares of geographic data. More information about GIS can be found here.
How accurate are your maps?
The various layers have differing accuracies. The parcel lines showing property ownership on the parcel layer ARE NOT SURVEY ACCURATE.
If you need to accurately locate your property parcel boundaries, for example in a property boundary dispute, a surveyor is required to define your property's boundaries .
Please contact us for specifics regarding accuracies.
Can I get GIS data?
GIS data is free on this website. See the tab on the top of this page or click here. The GIS data is in the Esri shapefile format. Parcels are also available in AutoCAD DWG format. If you do not have an Internet connection these data can be provided on DVD at no cost. Paper copies of maps are available from the Auditor's Office, the Engineer's Office, and the Planning Office. Call each office for details on printing services.
We recommend you print your own maps at your office or home. Visit the Morrow County online GIS mapping website and print maps and associated information. You can download a PDF of your custom map!
How frequently is information updated on the GIS website?
Most of the layers are static and do not change often, however the parcel layer and property ownership information is updated weekly.
What is the GIS Data Coordinate System?
Can I get help using GIS?
Yes! During business hours staff are always available to answer your questions or concerns. We also provide a Morrow County GIS Portal help document here.
There are many places and ways to start learning GIS. If you want to try learning on your own start by taking online GIS tutorial course. Discover resources on how to learn for free here. For a more guided independent study course you might want to explore Distance Learning. More and more institutions are offering on-site GIS courses and certification.
Learn even more about GIS here.