What Is GIS?

GIS (Geographic Information System) helps you answer questions and solve problems by looking at your data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared. It allows us to view, understand, question, interpret, and visualize data in many ways that reveal the relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports, and charts. GIS does this by integrating hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. For a more detailed explanation, please check out the ArcGIS® website.

How Taos County Uses GIS.

At the Taos County Assessor’s office, staff use GIS for assisting with the management of property assessments by reviewing deeds, plats and other data information sources. The information reviewed is applied to reflect the general spatial reference of the parcel within the County.


Please make all Assessor’s GIS inquiries to

Please make all Planning Department GIS inquiries to Rural Addressing Coordinator, Eric Montoya at