An explanation of what GIS is and what it is used for. Links to our GIS Website
A GIS (Geographic Information System) is used to display, manipulate, and analyse geographic information.
GIS represents features of the real world as geographic layers. For instance Roads and Primary Land Parcels.
A GIS combines layers of information about a location to give you a better understanding of that location.
GIS can also be used to solve real-world problems including:
Tools for map display, query, geometric processing, or analysis are built into GIS software packages which can be tailored for specific needs.
GIS data most commonly exists in one of two formats: vector or raster.
The Community Infrastructre and Development Group uses GIS to create, manage and analyse planning and regulatory information (Building Consents, Resource Consents, Subdivisions, Hazard Information, Dogs, etc).
The Asset Strategy Manager's team uses GIS to create, manage and analyse. Utilites information (Sewer, Stormwater and Water infrastructure). It is a key tool for Utilities Asset Management.
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