Blount GIS Launches “My Government Services”
GIS Data Provides Easier Access to Service Information
Blount County, Tennessee – Maryville, Alcoa and Blount County residents have a new way to get information about services.
Blount County GIS has launched the first phase of its “My Government Services” application which will provide residents and businesses a variety of information about their local government services.
Because many service providers cross city and county borders, it can be confusing to residents to know where to go to find certain information. This effort is designed to make services easier to find for any address in the county and cities of Maryville and Alcoa.
Residents can search their street address to find information such as trash pickup days, nearest recycling centers, fire stations and schools information – and more information will be added in the future.
The website is easy to use and can be found through the websites of Blount County and the cities of Maryville and Alcoa.
- Visit your government’s website.
- Click the link in the picture shown above.
- Enter the street name in the search bar.
- Look for the list of services and local information on the right.
- Click on the service to find additional information.
“Two key goals in the development of this application are to enable citizens to find information about government services at their convenience, and to ensure the constantly changing information is accurate,” GIS Manager Ray Boswell explained. “Using our current GIS platform allowed us to develop this web application so that citizens can obtain information about services 24/7/365 through data that is maintained in our county-wide GIS database.”
Boswell explained, “Due to the amount of data involved, we will be tweaking the application for a short period of time and will continue to work to make it an even more useful tool.”
The first phase of the project includes solid waste information, fire protection and several other resources. Eventually, additional resources will be added – making this site a one-stop-shop for service-related information.
Maryville residents can call 865-273-3406 for more information.