Clark County Auditor George Sodders is partnering with Springfield City to eliminate duplication of services provided by their geographical information systems (GIS). Sodders said that the county will provide hosting services for the city’s geographical system, which includes both city and county enterprise zones, traffic lights, street lights, all locations of fire and EMS stations, water hydrants, and sewer and water lines. The joint effort will provide one-stop shopping for users. Sodders said that the elimination of duplication will boost the county’s economic development initiatives. “Today, our GIS system is utilized by developers, local and national businesses and industries looking to locate or expand operations in the county, and the Community Improvement Corporation,” Sodders said.
Sodders explained that he is also enhancing the system to include scanned sewer construction images for the city, a search for lost dogs, a tax estimator for property owners, and new street level imagery for property owners, developers, realtors, and law enforcement.