Geographic Information Systems

GISWelcome to the Tipton County GIS webpage. You're probably wondering what GIS is. GIS (Geographic Information Systems) is a computer-based mapping tool that allows for the storage, editing and creation of spatial/geographic information. GIS can also perform geographic analysis based on what questions you need answered. What layers of information you combine depends on your purpose—finding the best location for a new commercial site, analyzing environmental situations, viewing similar crimes in a region to detect a pattern, and so forth. The Tipton County GIS Department is responsible for coordinating GIS data sharing among participating agencies on the GIS Board and with creating base map layers for use by these agencies and the public. Click here for a PDF presentation of TCGIS.

Tipton County GIS began in 2000, when the county learned it would be one of the first in the state to participate in the Tennessee Base Mapping Program. As a result of the project, Tipton County has high-quality GIS data and is well ahead of most counties in Tennessee. Data obtained from this project includes digital orthophotos (aerial photos) from 2000, parcels, street centerlines, and city boundaries.

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The Tipton County GIS Board was created shortly after the county’s participation in the Base Mapping Project. The board is made up of 13 representatives from the following agencies and offices:

County Executive
Property Assessor’s Office
Planning & Development
County E-911 Office
Public Works Department
County Sheriff's Office
City of Covington
City of Munford
Town of Brighton
Town of Atoka

Covington Electric System
First Utility District
Poplar Grove Utility District

Our goal is simple: "To Serve the Mapping and Geographic Needs of Tipton County, TN". We accomplish this through:

1) Data Maintenance

2) Data Creation

3) Data Distribution

4) Participant Development and Assistance

5) Community Education

These agencies share information and are always creating new data for the GIS system. Click here to view the by-laws for the Tipton County GIS Board.

The TCGIS Board also uses a base cartographic standard for all maps published within the group. Click here to view the document.

Tipton County GIS Products

Tipton County GIS provides data to the public in two different ways. Paper maps are available for purchase in several different sizes and can be customized to show the area needed.  Digital data is also available for purchase from the GIS Department. Other TCGIS data can be downloaded for FREE using the University of Memphis CAESAR Geoportal at

2018 Tipton County 911 Street and Road Mapbook: Click Here (45MB - Right Click and Save As)

Data are provided in this general metadata format within the Projected Coordinate System of TN State Plane NAD 83 in Feet:


Projection: Lambert_Conformal_Conic
False_Easting: 1968500.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Central_Meridian: -86.000000
Standard_Parallel_1: 35.250000
Standard_Parallel_2: 36.416667
Latitude_Of_Origin: 34.333333
Linear Unit: Foot_US (0.304801)

Geographic Coordinate System: GCS_North_American_1983
Angular Unit: Degree (0.017453292519943299)
Prime Meridian: Greenwich (0.000000000000000000)
Datum: D_North_American_1983
Spheroid: GRS_1980


North American Vertical Datum (NAVD) 88 - Vertical control datum established in 1991 by the minimum-constraint adjustment of the Canadian-Mexican-U.S. leveling observations. It held fixed the height of the primary tidal bench mark, referenced to the new International Great Lakes Datum of 1985 local mean sea level height value, at Father Point/Rimouski, Quebec, Canada. Additional tidal bench mark elevations were not used due to the demonstrated variations in sea surface topography, i.e., the fact that mean sea level is not the same equipotential surface at all tidal bench marks. 


Shawn Anderson, GISP
GIS Director 
220 Highway 51 North, Suite 3
Covington, TN 38019
Phone: 901-476-0234
Fax: 901-476-0225

Bob Beanblossom
GIS Analyst - Part Time
220 Highway 51 North, Suite 3
Covington, TN 38019
Phone: 901-476-0234
Fax: 901-476-0225