Geographic Information System (GIS) uses computer hardware and software to explore how location impacts people. It can visualize and interpret data to show relationships, patterns, and trends, which helps with better decision-making. Understanding geographic data is essential for citywide analysis, planning, and development.
GIS plays an invaluable role within the City by providing current information and data analysis in support of many critical city functions including public safety, emergency response, city development, zoning, land use, engineering, and transportation.
The mission of the GIS Services Division is to provide the highest quality geospatial services and information possible to the City in a timely fashion and as economically as possible. The GIS Services Division facilitates the efficient and effective management of the human, cultural, financial, and natural resources of the City. Geospatial services are defined as technical, management, and administrative consulting, data provision, application development and implementation services of spatial information.