GIS and Mapping
Geographic Information Systems is a powerful decision-making technology.
GIS makes it possible to collect information about the earth's surface and link it to location through a geographic database (geodatabase). The resultant map gives us a better grasp of how data interrelates and the ability to analyze it because the map shows relationships and patterns not readily apparent in rows and columns.
GIS is important in helping local governments manage the development review process, perform comprehensive planning, process building permits and map infrastructure.
GIS applications include:
- Municipal infrastructure mapping (water, sewer, storm sewer, roads, street lights)
- Hydrologic and hydraulic analysis
- GASB34 accounting regulations
- Comprehensive land use planning
- Transportation and pavement management
- Economic development
- Crime prevention and analysis
- Resource management
- Geocoded maps (location finders)
- Emergency planning and response
- Land records and assessment
- ArcWeb services (internet-available interactive mapping)
EEI provides support through all phases of GIS development including user needs assessment, software and hardware selection, installation, training, application development, data conversion, strategic planning and ultimately, data maintenance using ESRI ArcGIS and Autodesk® products.