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GIS and E911 Addressing

gisWhat is GIS?

A geographic information system (GIS) is a software tool for mapping and analyzing objects on Earth. GIS technology integrates powerful data base capabilities with the unique visual perspective of traditional maps. GIS can be used in a wide range of public and private enterprises, helping in planning, cost reduction, and better-informed decision-making.

In Hopkinsville, GIS has enabled the research and analysis of Census data, structures inundated by flooding, problem areas in and around the Little River, provided essential mapping for storm water studies, and mapping to support a variety of improvement projects for the downtown area of Hopkinsville.

What is 911 Addressing?

All new developments and new construction require assignment of an E911 address. The E911 Address is a unique numeric address assigned to a structure's precise geographical location. This location is captured using a state-of-the-art Global Positioning System (GPS) and then processed to be input into E911 mapping.

The E911 Coordinator is the addressing authority in Christian County for all newly assigned E911 addresses.

For more information on our GIS Department or 911 Addressing, please read our GIS Brochure or the E911 Brochure.

Listed below are an assortment of maps generated by personnel in the GIS Department.