What is a Geographic Information System?

A geographic information system is a computer based method to create, store, display and analyze digital maps.

Implementing GIS

Yakima County started using a GIS in 1991 and the Yakima County GIS Department was formed in 1997. There are now close to 200 ArcView and 10 Arc/Info users throughout Yakima County government. With the growing popularity of the internet, the GIS Department in conjunction with the Assessor's and Technology Services Departments, is now providing geographic data online!

Data and Services

Data and services provided by Yakima County's GIS Department range from customized maps and aerial photos to digital data and online mapping. We provide data and services to other Yakima County Departments, private/public organizations and directly to the public. Feel free to stop by our service counter or browse our products list online!

Our office is located in room 106 of the county courthouse, 128 N 2nd street, Yakima, WA 98901. We are open to the public from 8:00 to 4:30 Monday through Friday.

Contact information:

GIS Department, (509) 574-2990

Michael Martian, Director (509) 574-2992

Cindy Kozma, Analyst (509) 574-2994

DD Arnett, Analyst (509) 574-2993

Rae Rife, Technician (509) 574-2995




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