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New maps reflect city, county changes
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Forsyth County News
New city and county maps were reviewed Thursday by city, county and public safety officials.
The maps, printed by the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce, include points of interest, new roads and "things that our visitors or new residents would want to know about," said Kris Carroll, chamber vice president of marketing and communications.
"It's generally a project of a welcome center or a tourism center in the community."
Because there is no convention and visitors bureau in Forsyth, the chamber's tourism committee has undertaken the responsibility over the years.
The maps aren't done on an annual basis, but every few years as needed, Carroll explained. She also said there probably won't be a new map until about 2010.
"Our community partners-fire and rescue, police, sheriff's office-they were all invited to come by and help proof the map," said Carroll. "Their involvement is key to making sure it's accurate."
Forsyth County Geographic Information Services Director John Kilgore and his staff were among those who reviewed the maps Thursday.
"This review process not only helps to generate a useful map but also one that is correct in feature locations," he said. "County staff wants to help ensure that accurate information is being provided, and we appreciate the opportunity to be a part of the Chamber's review process.
"The process for allowing review and input is valuable in ensuring that this communication is both accurate and effective."
Once approved, the maps will take about six weeks to print. Maps will be available at the chamber, located on 212 Kelly Mill Road in Cumming.
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