Mission, Vision, Values, & Goals


To have efficient and cost-effective GIS data available for all County Departments and public entities by providing comprehensive GIS service to enable decision making, improve efficiency, and enhance services.


To provide the necessary tools to help users make informed decisions, reduce duplication of duties, and to increase productivity for anyone working with GIS services.


To provide a high level of innovation, reliability, and accuracy of all GIS information to meet the needs of St. Joseph County users.


  1. Broaden and increase County Staff's knowledge about available internal GIS products and services.
  2. Streamline the process of creating and maintaining GIS data assets and map products.
  3. Align the GIS Department's human resources with the workload demands.
  4. Expand the GIS Department's products and services.