Maps & GIS

What is GIS? - A spatial system that creates, manages, analyzes and maps all types of data.

A geographic information system (GIS) is a system that creates, manages, analyzes, and maps all types of data. GIS connects data to a map, integrating location data (where things are) with all types of descriptive information (what things are like there). This provides a foundation for mapping and analysis that is used in science and almost every industry. GIS helps users understand patterns, relationships, and geographic context. The benefits include improved communication and efficiency as well as better management and decision making.

(“What Is GIS?” Geographic Information System Mapping Technology,

How does GIS help the Town of Surf City?

  • Provides the ability to easily store, manage and access all of the towns data.
  • Improves communication across departments and with the people of the town.  
  • Determine and display town zoning needs and changes.
  • Provides town employees a way to create informed strategies and decisions about geographic information quickly and effectively. 
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