As the way people gather information changes with technology, so does the way information is offered to the public.
â€śWe have seen the need for people to access the same kind of data through their smart device,â€ť Auglaize County Geographic Information System (GIS) Director Joe Collin said.
In response, he developed a new online mapping application â€śappâ€ť to be used on those smart devices, from phones to tablets.
â€śWe felt a need to create an application that would work on more than the basic computer with the emergence of mobile devices,â€ť Collin said.
He anticipates the application enhancing the availability of information for someone that works outside the office.
The way to reach the application also has been streamlined.
â€śBy simply typing in gis.auglaizecounty.org, this will detect whether you are using a mobile device or a standard desktop computer and direct you to the proper application,â€ť Collin said. â€śOnce you have reached the application, you are free to bookmark the application for future use.â€ť
For more information, see the Wednesday, Nov. 13 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.