Giddeon Nobbe from USDA requested the use of Marshall County’s GIS data.
He told the Marshall County Commissioners this week that the computer system has changed and using the GIS data will help the representatives look at boundaries for insurance purposes. Ownership of the right amounts of land would be able to be calculated easier. It would be helpful for crop information and insuring animals.
Nobbe said with the new computer system, their technology no longer talks to each other. The USDA would only be using the outlines and not parcel numbers.
Marshall County IT Director Michael Marshall already approved the request. The commissioners agreed to approve the request and to waive the fee.