New technology improves mapping system

NORWICH – Just four years ago, the Chenango County Planning and Development Department used colored pens and pencils to customize a variety of geological maps for inter-departmental reference and customers’ requests.

The technology has advanced exponentially since then with Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, technology. At least a dozen maps are produced monthly – many for natural gas exploration purposes – and the department has already taken in more revenue than budgeted for 2009.

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