GIS

The acronym GIS stands for Geographic Information System. It is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of geographically referenced data. In its simplest form, GIS is a map.

Generally, GIS is custom-designed for an organization. The LECD GIS effort was started in 1992 as an effort to build an accurate map for rural address assignments and to locate 9-1-1 callers. Together, with the City of Lubbock and LCAD, the District began work on a unified dataset of geographic details. This was done in an attempt to be useful to all agencies involved, while at the same time eliminating duplicate work being done by those agencies. Over the years, this project has been highly successful. In recent years, the focus has shifted from data collection and creation to data validation and maintenance.

Mapbook Online

Visit our Online Mapbook. Clicking the link will bring up a map of Lubbock County in a new window. The map of the county has been divided into more than 200 regions. Clicking on one of those regions will bring up a more detailed map in PDF format. A street index is also available to search the communities in Lubbock County for a particular street name.