Carbon County, located in south central Montana, is home to approximately 10,000 citizens and covers more than 2,000 square miles, encompassing the Custer National Forest and the northeast entrance to Yellowstone National Park.
Through the deployment of TerraGo software and solutions, Carbon County has now produced more than 150 maps for first responders, including a detailed 400-page digital atlas covering the entire county. This digital atlas has enabled the county to successfully support its enhanced 911 system and has in turn reduced emergency response time and helped save lives. The atlas has also become an indispensable tool for public safety and first responders, as well as businesses, which can access up-to-date geospatial information without needing GIS training or additional software.GeoPDF maps can also be distributed on paper printouts, USB flash drives or DVDs for offline users in the field. Additionally, users in the field can now make updates to the GeoPDF maps using geo-referenced notes, photos, video or other information and then return the updates to the Esri ArcGIS® database.