Technical Assistance

Geographic Information System (GIS) 

Geographic Information System (GIS) is a spatial database system that provides powerful decision making tools for every facet of public governance from producing simple hard copy maps to analyzing complex crime patterns. GIS tools are used by emergency responders to respond to accidents, housing specialists to analyze the quality and condition of housing, environmentalists to identify the location of hazardous waste sites, social service workers to identify the location of elderly and disabled, waste management officials to route vehicles, police to analyze crime patterns, public works crew to maintain road inventory, etc.
GIS plays a key role in meeting emergency mapping needs of counties and cities within the East Texas region.  If you need additional information, please contact the GIS Services Program Manager, Michelle Cahal, at (903) 218-6434.

If you are interested in adding GIS Services to your city or county, visit or give us a call for more information.

Do you need a mapping dataset or a map? Please complete this form.
Map Printing
Pre-prepared maps of the
 ETCOG Region are available upon request. Basic County Maps with major roads are also available. 

Printing Costs:
Large format maps (up to 3' x 4') - $20.00

Small format maps (up to 11" x 17") - $10.00

Special sizes are available up to 42" wide and unlimited length.

Custom Mapping is available upon request. This includes a development rate of $65.00/hr.

Maps will be made available for pick-up at our office (3800 Stone Road, Kilgore, TX). If maps need to be shipped, an additional cost of $15-25 for large format prints rolled in a tube sent by ground.


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