Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
technology experts across the country have encouraged the adoption
of GIS by local units of government. In general, maps are easier
to create, maintain, correct, and re-print in a computer
environment. Digital data can be stored, duplicated, and
transferred far more efficiently than paper records. By linking
databases to maps for display and analyses, GIS can also support
more effective land use planning, infrastructure planning and
management, public safety applications, and a whole host of
Benefits to GIS include:
- Reduced time spent on map revisions and re-prints.
- Easier data management and protection against the
catastrophic loss of valuable maps.
- Easier & more complete analysis of spatial information for
land use and infrastructure planning, delivery of services such
as police and fire protection, and community development.
- Improvement in the quality and timeliness of information
services exchanged between departments and provided to the
- Improved ability to respond quickly to emergency situations
where geographic information and specially formatted products
- Improved ability to meet the heightened expectations of
citizens for more and better information delivered rapidly,
including Internet-based mapping.
- Centralized source for city owned assets.
Map Gallery page
to further explore GIS in the City of Farmington Hills.