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Commission addresses map errors

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

BENTON -- Scott County officials are hoping a combination of automatic updates and communication between offices will clear up street name errors in county databases.

Commissioners met with Amber Scudder, addressing technician for Scott County; Debbie Evans, mapper for the assessor's office; and Assessor Teresa Houchin during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday.

The county's geographic information system has two data layers with street names: the county addressing layer, which also is used to update 911 dispatching maps, and a mapping layer for the assessor's office.

While proofreading a draft of the new county plat book, which is based on the assessor's mapping data, Scudder found around 400 errors.

"Mainly streets that weren't there or not labeled," she said.

Evans explained she only receives street name data when it is submitted to her as part of a subdivision.

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