Geographic Information Systems


What is GIS?


A geographic information system (GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information.

GIS allows us to view, understand, question, interpret, and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports, and charts.

A GIS helps you answer questions and solve problems by looking at your data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared.

 Who Uses GIS?


GIS has demonstrated real business value, or return on investment (ROI). During the last 30 years companies, agencies, academic institutions, and governments worldwide have implemented GIS programs to take advantage of these benefits.

See how users in different industries and disciplines have used GIS effectively to solve problems and improve processes. Learn best practices from peers in your industry and get ideas on how you can implement GIS in your organization or community.

The City is utilizing the GIS/GPS data to mark all utilities in the community which allows for a present future means to keep track,

located and use these marked areas for the following:

  • Water Shut-off Valves
  • Parcels
  • Fire Hydrants
  • Storm Water Inlets
  • Roads
  • Sewer Manholes
  • Stop Signs
  • Water Mains
  • Sample Station
  • Flood Plains
  • Sewer Mains
  • Water Meters
  • Storm Water Pipes
  • Lift Pump Stations
  • Lot Lines

There are thousands of points that have been stored which allows us to find any item we marked within 15 feet.

Below you can click the fist image to see it without any GPS/GIS data points, if you Click the second image it will show you all the

data points of Valves, Fire Hydrants, Sewer Manholes.