Hardin County GIS (Engineering Department)
P.O. Box 568
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
The Engineering Department of Hardin County is located on the second floor
of the Historic Courthouse, 100 Public Square in downtown Elizabethtown. All
Hardin County GIS services are the responsibility of the Hardin County
Engineering Department. The Engineering Department provides GIS guidance,
training, and technical support for all Hardin County departments. ESRI
(Environmental Systems Research Institue) describes GIS as:
A geographic information system (GIS) integrates hardware,
software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and
displaying all forms of geographically referenced information.
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.
GIS technology can be integrated into any enterprise information
system framework (www.esri.com, n.d.).
The Hardin County Engineering Department maintains data on current road projects, future commercial and residential developments, stormwater drainage and runoff, FEMA floodplain mapping, contour elevation data for the entire county, LiDAR point cloud for the entire county, dead animal removal, etc. The Engineering Department also creates, develops, and analyzes data for Hardin County E911, Hardin County EMS, Hardin County Road Department, and local engineering and consulting firms.
Any request for spatial data or hard copy paper maps may be made by contacting the Hardin County Engineer, Vicki Meredith, PE or GIS Coordinator Daniel Hendren, GISP. Current Hardin County GIS Data Fee Schedule.
Services provided by the Engineering Department include:
Technical support and training for all GIS and GPS related issues within county departments.
Development of web based mapping applications for use by the residents of Hardin County.
Analysis of geographic data in order to better support the residents of Hardin County. This includes the analysis of the LiDAR (light detection and ranging) data that was purchased by Hardin County in 2012, the Pictometry aerial imagery that was acquired by the county in 2013, as well as historic data such as topographic maps.
Maintenance of Hardin County's GIS server and production data.
The following map applications have been created for use by the public: