County mapping system to move us along to growth
Thanks to more than $85,000 from the Alabama Revenue Commissioner's Office, Franklin County is stepping toward the twenty-second century.
The funds will be used to aid in the development of a county map using geographic information system (GIS). Specifically, they will be used to fund aerial photographs.
Once this process is complete, county administrators will have a detailed map of Franklin County.
These digital maps are cutting edge technology and are used by some of the largest cities, counties and parishes in the United States.
They are helpful in keeping accurate tax records but they have also become a vital tool for law enforcement and rescue units.
Furthermore, there's a strong push from Montgomery that all counties jump on board with this mapping technology as the state department of Homeland Security tries to create a map of the entire state.
Our thanks to our county commissioners, county engineers and all the employees who made the effort to secure this funding.
Their effort shows that we're a proactive county who wants to be a leader in this new way of doing things and we all stand to benefit from that.