Although set up for general use, the map is meant to assist emergency responders and 911 dispatchers looking for accurate, up-to-date addresses, as a supplement to their already detailed maps, especially for new subdivisions and hard-to-find areas, she said. The map can also be valuable for realtors, delivery people or even travelers trying to find their way around the county.
Gilbreath started working on the map about six months ago and wanted to develop a map that was as accurate as any available, even trying to correct errors found on such systems as Google or Bing.
“My goal is to put it out every two years,” she said.
As the map is updated, she said she would like to add more details such as mile markers.
To help with the accuracy of the map as well as help first responders find people in emergencies, she also said people need to make sure people have their street numbers visible either on their drives or front of house.
Some people with P.O. boxes or who have mailboxes clustered in one site forget to mark address numbers on their homes or drives, she said.
If a person doesn’t know his or her address, it can be found through Gilbreath’s office.