Geographic Information System - GIS
What is GIS?
A Geographic Information System (GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. GIS allows us to view, understand, question, interpret, and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports, and charts. A GIS helps you answer questions and solve problems by looking at your data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared. GIS technology can be integrated into any enterprise information system framework (ESRI, 2014).
GIS at Strathcona County
Strathcona County GIS is the county wide GIS program that manages the development, maintenance, and distribution of Strathcona County’s comprehensive geospatial information and related databases. Strathcona County GIS implements geospatial policies, procedures, standards, and provides technical leadership, information management, and project coordination.
Mission and Guiding Principles
The Mission of the GIS Branch is to work in partnership with County departments to provide accurate, consistent, accessible, affordable, and comprehensive Geographic Information System data, infrastructure, services and leadership to support the business requirements of Strathcona County. Central to this mission are values that can be viewed as guiding principles of the GIS Service Area. These values represent customer service, professionalism, accountability, integrity, empowerment, knowledge, initiative, teamwork, and leadership.