A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a type of information system that produces and manages geographic data. The collection of data and the use of it helps the department meet its overall mission. For example, zoning boundaries, city limit boundaries, and street address data are input into the GIS. The data can be used to produce a wide variety of maps. Other City departments make use of the wide variety of GIS data as well, thereby enhancing the efficiency, productivity, and accuracy of various City services. For example, GIS is used to help route, organize, and schedule solid waste collection in the City. The GIS also plays a significant role in supporting emergency management services for the City.
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