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GIS  (Geographic Information Systems)

What is GIS?

GIS is a sophisticated computer system that links geographic information (where things are located) with descriptive information (what things are like). Layers of GIS information can be viewed and analyzed individually or in relation to the geographic locations of other layers. GIS enables the visualization of relationships between and among sets of data that could not otherwise easily be seen or understood without the aid of this technology.

GIS and Campbell County

Campbell County offices use GIS as a common, standard platform for distributing geographic information about real estate, zoning, transportation, addressing, emergency services, utilities, topography, voting precincts and the environment. Information can then be used by each department for activities such as: 911 dispatching, emergency planning and response, comprehensive planning, economic development and environmental monitoring.

GIS Available on the Internet

Campbell County provides access to GIS data on the internet at the link GIS online map.

The GIS office welcomes input about our web-based GIS. Questions, comments or suggestions can be sent to gisweb@co.campbell.va.us or the GIS Office at (434) 332-9819.


911 Addressing

Who Uses the 911 Address?

The Addressing Office assigns and maintains 911 addresses utilized primarily for mail delivery, 911 response and voter registration. Having and posting an accurate 911 address is essential for Emergency Responders to be able to locate you during an emergency.

When and How are 911 Addresses Assigned?

Campbell County converted from route and box numbers to a 911addressing system in the 1990’s. At that time all building were assigned a 911 address, with a street name and building number. As new buildings are constructed, 911 addresses are assigned after the driveway is in place, the Building Inspections Department has approved the structure’s footings, and the driveway and structure have been GPS located. If a driveway or street must be named, the new street name must be approved before an address can be assigned.

Addresses are determined based on the location of the building and driveway.  A mathematical equation is used to provide consistency in addressing.

Street Name Database

Streets listed by Name.
Streets listed by Route Number.

County Codes Related to 911 Addressing

Campbell County Code – Chapter 5
(See Article III, Section 5-14 through 5-22: Street Naming, signing, and structure numbering)

Questions Related to 911 Addressing

Questions, comments or suggestions can be sent to gisweb@co.campbell.va.us or to the addressing Office at (434) 332-9639.