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.

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1. What is GIS?
2. Do you have a plot plan of my property?
3. Can I get a copy of City Maps?
4. Can I get the GIS Data?