About LebGIS Maps
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History and Overview of LebGIS
The LebGIS system began as a means to assist the City Assessor with day-to-day operations in 2001. It was a classic situation in which the Assessing staff reviewed the need to hire additional staff to support the volume of service calls received and instead of hiring more staff, they deployed a means to support the service calls by providing information via a GIS online mapping tool. Following the launch of the GIS tool, additional City departments began utilizing the new gis tool and have since integrated the technology into most of their day-to-day operations.
Current System: The current LebanonGIS system includes a full-time GIS Coordinator, a GIS library of approximately 70+ layers, an Internet mapping tool, core ESRI GIS software, as well as GPS and other computer-related software programs.
The public can access the LebGIS interactive web viewer at LebanonNH.gov/GIS.
LebGIS focuses on several core program areas:
- Provide Data Maintenance and Data Development;
- Provide staff support for specific projects as well as routine tasks;
- Provide support to City Council, Boards, and Commissions, as well as "partner" organizations (e.g. School Department, Regional Planning Commission, etc.);
- Maintain a GIS web mapping tool to serve the needs of staff as well as the general public;
- Create standard and custom maps;
- Provide assistance to consultants working with the City of Lebanon;
- Support data requests and map sales;
- Provide Program administration and development (e.g. data distribution and submission standards, program budgeting, data documentation, and tasks prioritization).
Additional GIS Resources
- What is GIS?
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are computer systems designed to store, retrieve, analyze, and display geographic data. Simply put, GIS combines layers of information about a place to give you a better understanding of that place. What layers of information you combine depends on your purpose—finding the best location for a new store, analyzing environmental damage, viewing similar crimes in a city to detect a pattern, and so on. The LebGIS system is a collection of hardware, software, and people.
- GIS is about finding patterns.
- GIS answers the questions of location such as where, why, and how.
- GIS solves problems and makes decisions.
- GIS sees patterns and trends that spreadsheets alone won’t portray.
- Do you have a plot plan of my property?
No, but to get started on a site plan, you can use the GIS maps feature online.