by Sheila Gardner
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August 10, 2012
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You are here: GIS puts the map on Douglas County

You can't get very far into Douglas County without coming across geographic information systems, whether it's maintaining the land base for the assessor's office, tracking the progression of a wildland fire, or providing maps to searchers looking for a lost hiker.

It's just the tip of what the division does under the supervision of Eric Schmidt and his four colleagues.

Schmidt calls himself a "geo-geek," somebody who is enthusiastic about geography and the technology that creates maps and analysis using diverse sets of data.

While Schmidt is comfortable with terminology like "spatial data," "pictometry" and "thematic mapping," he is attuned …

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