The website is free to the public with no membership required. However to obtain detailed property record information about the properties requires a membership. Plans and Pricing are listed on the tile below.
Once this application is completed your order will be processed in the order it was recived. No matter which payment option you request you will still recieve an invoice and receipt from the gis department separate from PayPal. All memberships expire on January 1st of the following year. If a membership is new your membership rate will be prorated till January 1st of the following year. If your membership is set to expire in 2015 your rate will be prorated till January 1st 2016.
As of January 6th 2015 the Jasper County Commission voted on new plans and pricing for the Jasper County Beacon Online GIS Memberships. All Police and Fire personel are elegible for free memberships. As well as anyone/organization/municipality that purchases Aerial Photography.
Jasper County, Missouri Data Disclaimer:
It is understood that, while Jasper County, Missouri has no indication or reason to believe that there are inaccuracies in information presented with this data, Jasper County, Missouri makes no representations of any kind, including but not limited to warranties or fitness for a particular use or with respect to the information or data furnished. In no event shall Jasper County, Missouri become liable to users of this data, or any other party, for any loss or damages, consequential or otherwise, including but not limited to time, money, or goodwill, arising from the use, operation or modification of the data. It is further understood that Jasper County, Missouri provides the maps/data for Jasper County, Missouri's use and makes no representation of having survey quality mapping.
Began in Emergency Management / Jasper County 911 for their 911 applications. Many geographic layers were developed, most importantly being the street centerlines and address points. Other layers developed were municipal boundaries, fire hydrants, taxing districts and other layers of geographic information used that are used with the County's 911 system.
In the spring of 2006, the County flew new aerial photography. The rural areas were flown at a 1 foot pixel resolution and the urban areas (Joplin area and Carthage) were flown at a 6 inch pixel resolution. In the fall of 2006, Jasper County contracted with the Schneider Corporation to convert the cadastral layers. The cadastral layers include the parcels, lots, blocks, subdivisions and sections.
The County hired a GIS Coordinator in February 2007 to coordinate the county's GIS efforts. The position and a portion of the program is being funded by a Environmental Protection Agency grant obtained through the Health Department to help with efforts to identify and cleanup in the Superfund site areas.
In February 2008, the Beacon GIS maps and data web site was unveiled. This website will provides a lot of valuable maps and data to the public for free. All of the map layers are available for free and basic parcel information. For a subscription, users can view detailed parcel information from the Assessor's office.
In February 2009, the county acquired updated aerial photography. Not only was it traditional orthophotraphy, straight down view, but it was also oblique photography. Oblique aerial photography is also called 'bird's eye view'. Obtained through Pictometry International, the oblique photography offers a four directional view of the county urban areas and a two directional view in the rural areas.
Continued efforts of the GIS Department are to enhance other department’s productivity through technology. GIS and technology go hand-in-hand. If you can convert a department's archaic paper record keeping methods to an Access database, and if there is a locational component such as an address you can integrate those records, regardless of what they are, into a Geographic Information System.