Geographic Information Systems Online Services

A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer system that provides tools to store, edit, display and query data containing locational information, such as address, folio, census tract, ZIP code or x, y coordinates. Services include data download, data subscriptions, maps data creation, spatial analysis software development and more. Users can download all public data available.

GIS creates attractive maps, it is not a map-maker software. The map is the result of analysis performed on data provided.

Here are examples of information you can gather using GIS:

  • Which is the best site for a new school?
  • Where are hazardous materials stored relative to a reported fire incident?
  • Show me the hot spots for car thefts?
  • Where is the closest park with a pool?