What is GIS?

About GIS
GIS (Geographic Information Systems) is often described as computer-based mapping, but it is that and much more.

GIS combines layers of information to enable a better understanding of geographic information. GIS is an exciting, dynamic, and rapidly-advancing technology of computer software, hardware, data, and personnel used to present information that is tied to a geographic (or spatial) location. GIS also enables complex analysis to be performed on spatial data.

Departments Using GIS
GIS is used in many of the County’s departments including: