A GIS can be thought of as a computer based mapping system. Items that are commonly found on hard copy maps can be drawn and displayed on a computer screen. However, the ability to view map information on a screen is just the tip of the GIS iceberg.
GIS can be used to perform many different types of geographic analysis. Simple geographic analysis includes determining where things are, what is near them, and what sorts of database information is associated with them. GIS can also do complex geographic analysis, including modeling and forecasting. GIS thus is a powerful tool useful to many City departments.
The Information Technology (IT) Department is responsible for the successful implementation of GIS technology throughout the City departments. These responsibilities include:
The development of computer applications that will provide quick and easy access to GIS functions.
The development of high quality map products including, planimetric, topographic, thematic, and custom maps.
The development of new geographic data sets.
Specific spatial data analysis projects.
Cross departmental database integration.
User training and support.
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