The GIS/Mapping Section of the Real Estate Assessment Division is responsible for GIS (Geographic Information System) functions and applications, which include mapping and the use of property information.
The activities of the GIS/Mapping Section include:
- updates of cadastral and planimetric data;
- production of GIS-produced maps;
- updates and annual printing of the James City County Parcel Map Book; and
- maintenance of the Property Information internet website
The James City County Property Information System has been made available to provide easy access to public property information records through an easy to use World Wide Web site. This site combines data from the Real Estate Assessments Division with maps and data from the County Geographic Information System. This combination provides in depth property information which can be accessed utilizing maps and by searching for a property using the address, owner name or parcel identification number.
GIS Contact Information
James City County Real Estate Assessments
101-F Mounts Bay Rd.
P.O. Box 8784
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8784
What is a Geographic Information System?
A Geographic Information System (GIS) is an integrated system of computer hardware, software, and trained personnel linking topographic, demographic, utility, facility, image and other resource data that is geographically referenced. Simplistically put the system is based on premises that "pictures are worth thousands of words" and most data can be related to a map or other easily understood graphic.