A Geographic Information System (GIS) is one of the best tools currently available for managing geographic information. It is estimated that about 85% of the information managed by cities and counties is geographically referenced (i.e. located on the Earth) in some way, such as the location of a building shown on a map. Examples of geographic information are addresses, parcels, school district boundaries, a road network, land use patterns, buildings, and utility locations.

     The definition of GIS varies depending on specific applications, but generally it is described as a computer-based system with the ability to store, retrieve, modify, analyze, and represent geographic data as useful information. A GIS links map information (spatial data) with tabular information (stored in a relational database) about particular features on the map.

     Many government agencies, are utilizing GIS because it offers a way of understanding and dealing with complex spatial problems by organizing the data, viewing their spatial associations, performing multiple analyses and synthesizing results into maps and reports.

     •Topographical mapping
     •Cadastral and Parcel mapping
     •Thematic mapping
     •Digital terrain models and slope analysis
     •Multisource data capture conversion and integration
     •Geospatial data updating
     •Geographic database creation and updating
     •Municipal management (cadastre, tax maps, etc)
     •Cartographic mapping
     •Data analysis and report generation
     •Custom application development
     •GIS Consulting and Implementation