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This is where we'll announce what's happening in Belmont County GIS.  The most recent information is listed first.  See news from prior years for a historic review of the status of GIS in Belmont County.

June 2017

The MOA for LBRS-Lite has been submitted to Columbus.

Scans of tax maps for 2017 have been uploaded to the tax maps page for the entire county.

The Professional Land Surveyors of Ohio once again staffed the Surveyors Block House at the Fort Steuben Ohio Valley Frontier Days June 3-4, 2017 in Steubenville, Ohio.

Surveyors explained the laying out of public lands in the Northwest Territory, specifically the Seven Ranges, to the touring public.

May 2017

A presentation was held May 1 on the new web mapping site at the EOC by Bruce Harris & Associates.  Many favorable comments have been received since.

Scans of tax maps are being performed and added to the tax maps page as delivered, with the 2017 scans being in color.

A presentation on LBRS-Lite was made to county officials May 17 by ODOT and OGRIP.  All was positive.  The Commissioners approved the MOA at their May 24 meeting.

An instruction document has been added to the Aerial Mapping page for tips in using the web mapping site.

April 2017

Final testing is being done on the new web mapping site, and it is expected to go online May 1.

A meeting of local officials is scheduled for May 17 concerning participation in the State's LBRS program.

All scans of the parcel cards have now been uploaded to the mirror GIS site.  The site now contains a total of about 58 GB of data! 

March 2017

Aerial photography and LiDAR have been captured for the countywide flyover!

Scans of the 1914 Corporation and Lot maps have also been added to the www.belcogis.com website.  Scans of parcel cards are being uploaded at this time, with Barnesville, Bellaire, Belmont, Bethesda, Bridgeport, Brookside, Fairview, Flushing, Holloway, Martins Ferry, Morristown, Powhatan Point, Shadyside, Wilson and Yorkville online, plus Colerain, Flushing, Goshen, Kirkwood, Mead, Pease, Smith, Somerset, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Wheeling and York Townships.

Scans of the railroad val maps have been copied to the www.belcogis.com website.

Work is underway for a new web mapping site.  The GIS Office has provided layout and data to the developer.  In anticipation, a mirror GIS web site has been set up at www.belcogis.com and the user is now automatically directed there from www.belmontcountygis.com for all non-web mapping resources.  The Aerial Mapping page remains at belmontcountygis.com until the new web mapping site is fully developed and tested.  Please report any problems or broken links to us so they can be fixed.

A PLSO Workshop is set up for Fort Steuben on May 5 and an informational flyer can be found at www.belcogis.com/FtSteubenFlyer2017-05-05.pdf.

There has been little progress in moving the LBRS project forward locally at this point.

February 2017

A set of maps from 1910 has been scanned and added online that shows surface and coal owners.  The set is called "Township Maps - Belmont Co., Ohio, Farm Lines and Coal Fields" and has a page for each township plus indexes.

State officials from ODOT and OGRIP met February 7 with local officials from 911, EMA, Oil & Gas and the GIS office to discuss a renewed effort to collaborate in a LBRS project.  All seemed to be in agreement to proceed.  The next step will be to evaluate an MOA and win approval from as many county offices as possible.

PLSO's 2017 Annual Conference was Feb. 15-18 in Sandusky, Ohio.  The Ohio Valley Chapter is planning a workshop to be held at Fort Steuben May 5.

A kick-off meeting was held February 22 with Bruce Harris & Associates for development of a new web mapping site.

January 2017

A kick-off meeting was held this month in preparation for a countywide flight this spring to produce 1/2 foot color orthophotography.

The Census Bureau is gearing up for the 2020 Census by requesting updates to Boundary Annexation Survey (BAS) mapping.

PLSO and the State Board of Registration have partnered to publish 200 new Ohio Surveying Laws books, which have been received by PLSO.

 

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