GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems. GIS is a way to connect data with geography. This is accomplished by using computers to incorporate geographical features with data in order to map, analyze and assess real world problems and questions. This is a gateway to understanding.
The Department maintains digital spatial information for the county. Our mission is to share insightful information with those that we serve. We do this by:
GIS, in its digital manifestation of geography, goes beyond just the science. It provides us a framework and a process for applying geography. It brings together observational science and measurement and integrates it with modeling and prediction, analysis, and interpretation so that we can understand things. -Jack Dangermond