Public Can Now Access New [Monongalia] County Map System
Morgantown Dominion Post
15 June 2016
By Ben Conley
MORGANTOWN — After more than two years in the making, the county
has launched its GIS, or Geographic Information System, website
for public access.
The site was announced at the Wednesday, June 15, meeting of the
Monongalia County Commission, and is available at monwv.agdmaps.com/mon.
GIS uses aerial photography and computer software to analyze,
manipulate, manage and present geographical information.
In December 2013, the commission approved a $345,000 contract with
Atlas Geographic — paid over the course of three years — to get
the county’s GIS mapping in place.
Last August, the commission approved a pair of contracts totaling
$38,500. Those contract included an $18,500 agreement with Blue
Mountain Inc., out of Wadestown, to provide the aerial
“This is valuable information to the public that they can really
see what they have and what the lines are,” Commission President
Eldon Callen said. “It’s also going to be an asset to fire
departments, public service districts, the cities, the Morgantown
Utility Board and others.”