G.I.S. and Mapping
National Geographic describes GIS as the following:
A geographic information system (GIS) is a computer system for capturing, storing, checking, and displaying data related to positions on Earth's surface. GIS can show many different kinds of data on one map. This enables people to more easily see, analyze, and understand patterns and relationships.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are utilized to create, maintain and display digital data or information related to geographic positions on the Earth's surface. One of the many benefits of using a GIS software to display data is the ability to display graphical information about the earth's surface in layers as if the data where stacked on top of one another. For instance, a layer displaying local roads is a prime example of a layer that would be displayed over the base map of a geographic location. Base maps are usually aerial imagery, or topological relief maps. So, when you imagine displaying the local road information as a "layer" of lines on top of the aerial imagery of Wyoming County, you can begin to understand the concept of a GIS for many purposes. See link below to view a map of Wyoming County's Roads, addresses and municipal boundaries. The base map can be chaged from topologic data to aerial imagery data, to a simple terrain map.
GIS data sets can be purchased. Please fill out the Disclaimer and Data request form and return the form (along with payment) for processing.
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