Geographic Information Systems
GIS is a computer based system for capturing, storing, integrating, manipulating, analyzing and displaying data related to positions on the earth’s surface. Typically, GIS is used for creating maps which may contain several different and distinct layers where each holds data about a particular feature. Each feature is linked to a position on the graphical image of a map.
Utilizing this captured information and data enables OEDA to generate accurate maps and assist local governments to meet various needs. Capital Improvement Plans can be completed using this system, thereby helping communities inventory assets and prioritize needs so as to better plan future improvements.