Parish information to be easily accessed
By Steve Hardy
After four years of work, the Assessor’s Office expects to bring the parish’s geographic information system, or GIS, online for the public on April 15.
Real estate agents won’t be the only ones to benefit. Curious residents will be able to look up their neighbors’ assessed property values, find out who owns lots around the parish, and find other public information for free.
Law enforcement and fire officials said the GIS will help keep officers safer and help them quickly assess emergencies. The technology will allow the Assessor’s Office to more nimbly sort through information, Taylor said.