Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Products available from our site include both interactive web maps and GIS data for public use. Public use data can be in the form of pdfs, connectable links, and downloadable data. Links to online maps will take you away from this page. See our FAQ section for common GIS related questions.
Interactive Web Maps
GIS is short for Geographic Information Systems. It is a system used to manage, analyze, and present data that has a geo-spatial component. This means that any descriptive data that is tied to a location. It has aspects of database management, statistics, cartography, and 3D presentations.
Benton County GIS represents that collaborative effort of many GIS users, editors, and coordinators throughout the county. Members of Public Works, Assessment, Community Development, Information Technology, and others come together to develop, maintain, and present GIS data for both public consumption and internal projects.
esri (Environmental Systems Research Institute, inc) is an international company that has been a part of the GIS software community from the very beginning. They create powerful and accessible software for all aspects of GIS; desktop software, online software, mobile software, mapping products, and geoprocessing tools that are useful for myriad scientific disciplines around the world. We here at Benton County utilize esri software (ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online) for many of our management and presentation products.