A geographic information system (GIS) consists of computers or workstations, software, and data for analyzing, manipulating, printing, digital distribution and displaying all forms of geograph information.
The City of Covington GIS project began in 1998 as a joint venture between the City of Covington, Newton County Board of Commissioners, and the Newton County Water Authority.
Digital Ortho Photography (aerial photographs), Parcel Data (provided by the Newton County Tax Assessor's Office), and Road Centerlines serve as the backbone of our system. Other information available includes2006 contour data (in 2-Ft. increments), wetlands, streams, zoning, historic districts and 2003 and 2008 aerial photography. Utility data is under construction, and will continue to be updated once complete.
FIMA Ongoing Project
The City of Covington and Newton County are undergoing a new Flood Insurance Study
for the National Flood Insurance Program. Preliminary maps are available for review both at the County GIS office and online at Georgiadfirm.com
. We are awaiting the Letter
of Final Determination and anticipate that the effective date for the new flood hazard
maps will be Jan. of 2014. For additional information visit the website referenced above. You may also contact Ernie Smith at (678)625-1616.