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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Geographic Information Systems

** 03/16/20 NOTICE **

Due to the COVID-19, in accordance with the directives of the Columbia County Commissioners the GIS Department has been directed to work from home to prevent the spread of the corona virus. These measures are to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the community.

The GIS department is available by calling 570-387-4930 and leaving a voicemail, or through email ( The preferred method being email.

What is GIS?

GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems. GIS is a way to connect data with geography. This is accomplished by using computers to incorporate geographical features with data in order to map, analyze and assess real world problems and questions. This is a gateway to understanding.

Columbia County GIS Department

The Department maintains digital spatial information for the county. Our mission is to share insightful information with those that we serve. We do this by:

  • Enhanced 911 support to local emergency service personnel by maintaining the E911 database and assignment of accurate 911 addresses.
  • Maintaining the GIS website for fast and easy access to digital mapping data.
  • Providing county departments and planners with graphic and data analysis tools for assistances in important decision-making and daily tasks.
  • Providing customized mapping, analysis and data to internal organizations and the public.
Tim Murphy
Mitchell Kishbach


GIS, in its digital manifestation of geography, goes beyond just the science. It provides us a framework and a process for applying geography. It brings together observational science and measurement and integrates it with modeling and prediction, analysis, and interpretation so that we can understand things. -Jack Dangermond


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Montour & Northumberland County Readdressing Project Information

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26 W First St
P.O. Box 380
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
570-387-4930 /
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