The Community Development GIS Group provides the Miramar development services community with accurate, timely information, technical support and information access training. The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) group provides decision support, work process reengineering and quality management consulting.
What is a GIS?
A GIS is a computer system capable of capturing, storing, analyzing, and displaying geographically referenced information; that is, data identified according to location. Practitioners also define a GIS as including the procedures, operating personnel, and spatial data that go into the system.
How does the city use GIS?
GIS can be used for development planning, spatial analysis and investigations. It is used to map the locations of all the physical features in the landscape such as businesses, places of worship, schools, parks, light poles, fire hydrants, water bodies... In the event of a natural disaster, GIS helps emergency managers respond efficiently.