What is GIS (Geographic Information Systems)?

Simply put, a GIS combines layers of information about a place to give you a better understanding of that place. What layers of information you combine depends on your purpose—finding the best location for a new store, analyzing environmental damage, viewing similar crimes in a city to detect a pattern, and so on.

GIS allows us to view, understand, question, interpret, and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports, and charts.  A GIS helps you answer questions and solve problems by looking at your data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared.

County’s GIS and Mapping information

Marquette County has a wide range of GIS and Mapping information.  The maps and information that the county has includes but is not limited to:  transportation, trails, hydrogrophy, political boundaries, school districts, orthophotography, parcels, land use, and floodplains.  A listing of some of the maps and data available is included in a list under the Map Products Available tab to the left.

Contact Information

For information on parcel maps, Plat Books,
or related information, contact Cameron Fuess,
GIS/Tax Administration Specialist, Equalization
Tax Rolls Department at cfuess@mqtco.org 
or by phone at (906) 225-8412

For information on orthophotos, Road Atlases,
or related information, contact Thyra Karlstrom,
Manager of Planning, Resource Management &
Development Dept. at tkarlstrom@mqtco.org 
or by phone or at (906) 225-8192