The public are engaging with maps at a level and complexity not seen before. That endless supply of data in everyone’s pocket is slowly but surely eroding the barriers of specialized technical systems and enabling democratic access. Local Government needs to be on the crest of the new wave.
Columbus County in North Carolina is the third largest county in the state, home to nearly 60,000 residents. Services are provided to citizens of the county across a variety of departments from Emergency Services to Animal control. The county maintains a wide range of geographic information to support delivery of these services and provided access to information to citizens and the private sector.