The Berkeley County Geographic Information System (GIS) provides Berkeley County officials, departments, consortium members, other agencies, and the public with accurate and reliable geographic information through responsive and innovative GIS services. The Berkeley County Geographic Information System (GIS) is also a regional geographic information resource that provides for the business needs of Berkeley County Government, Berkeley County GIS Consortium and the general public.

Mission Statement

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Department Functions

The Berkeley County GIS Consortium consists of Berkeley County, Berkeley County Water and Sanitation, Berkeley Electric Cooperative, Berkeley County Soil and Water Conservation District, Berkeley County School District, Home Telephone Company Inc., the City of Goose Creek, the City of Hanahan, the Town of Moncks Corner, and Santee Cooper. They combined to fund a comprehensive Berkeley County GIS department that became functional in April of 1994.

All consortium members have access to data and GIS products, such as the street atlas. They maintain their own data and exchange updated information as changes occur. This helps maintain system cost efficiencies and eliminate duplication of data.

Berkeley County Geographic Information System (GIS) has served as a model for GIS development for the State of South Carolina and is the primary database repository and administrative site for Berkeley County GIS data. The GIS department maintains and updates more than 500 digital data layers such as zoning, political boundaries, and street centerlines. Berkeley County Geographic Information System (GIS) also provides custom GIS-based map development, applications development, data development, custom cartography, and GIS training.

Digital and hard copy map requests by County staff, Consortium members, and the general public are provided for as well. One of our most popular mapping products is our full color Berkeley County Street Atlas. This atlas was created by the GIS department in 1997 and is updated on an annual basis. The GIS department supplies technical assistance to consortium members for hardware and software issues.

  • Continue the acquisition and development of new and useful data and GIS layers.
  • Promote and assist other County departments with potential GIS access and usage.
  • Continuously update existing GIS layers such as property parcels and zoning as changes occur.
  • Serve as the lead agency for a County-wide data clearinghouse.
  • Establish and promote digital data development standards for geographic information.

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BCGIS Websites

Tony SmithNovember 5, 20213 min read

Berkeley County GIS (BCGIS) maintains several custom web applications to support both internal County and public access to our various core geographic data layers.  These sites include an interactive map application focused on both general and specific public requirements.  The internet database is updated weekly from the GIS Enterprise database. …

The Latest in Berkeley County GIS News

Tony SmithNovember 5, 2021

The advent of Geographic Information System (GIS) technology has changed the way governmental and private agencies approach decision-making and analysis tasks. Although GIS has been in existence for many years, decreases in cost coupled with increases in capabilities have combined to make these systems more attractive to all levels of…

Berkeley County GIS Data Backup Strategy

Tony SmithNovember 5, 2021

The Berkeley County GIS Department currently has a simple yet thorough and redundant backup process to ensure minimal data loss in the event of an infrastructure failure or the need to scale out if needed. GIS data comprises the most expensive and important component of a GIS and also requires…

Learn More About Berkeley County GIS

Learn More About Berkeley County GIS

Jenna Ley JamisonJune 1, 2021

The advent of Geographic Information System (GIS) technology has changed the way governmental and private agencies approach decision-making and analysis tasks. Although GIS has been in existence for many years, decreases in cost coupled with increases in capabilities have combined to make these systems more attractive to all levels of…

Berkeley County Offices Closing at 2 p.m.

Berkeley County Offices Closing at 2 p.m.

hmoldenhauerAugust 3, 2020

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (August 3, 2020) — All Berkeley County Offices will close at 2 p.m. Monday, August 3 due to Tropical Storm Isaias. This closure includes the Berkeley County Courthouse, Libraries, Animal Center, the Sheriff’s Office, and Cypress Gardens. The Berkeley County Landfill and Convenience Centers will close at…

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