The Information Technology and Communication Services (ITCS) department manages all data, telecommunications, and web services for the County, providing technical support to all County departments. ITCS staff also offers technical expertise and guidance to help steer the technology priorities affecting residents and businesses within the County - these include fiber optic and data infrastructure, high speed Internet and cellular services, and technical assistance with economic development projects. In addition, the County's Geographic Information Services programs are provided by the ITCS department.
The Tioga County Geographic Information Systems Division manages the county’s collection of digital geographic information which can be used for making maps. The maps, in turn, can be used to reveal new geographic information. The geographic information supports Tioga County’s departments and agencies and supports decision-making by Tioga County’s leaders and citizens.
Management of digital geographic information includes acquiring, creating, maintaining, distributing, and archiving geographic data. In order to perform these functions, the Division coordinates geographic information systems. Data plus software, hardware, people, and procedures constitute a geographic information system (GIS).
The GIS Manager and any technicians or interns working in the Division use special GIS software and develop procedures to manage the geographic data. The GIS Manager trains other employees of the county to use GIS software. The Division distributes data to the general public through online mapping sites and provides support to anyone using this system. The GIS Division also distributes data to other government entities and to the public for use in their own geographic information systems.