Geographic Information Services (GIS), a division of the Information Technology Department, is an internal services bureau which supports a wide variety of departments in their daily operations by creating, maintaining, analyzing, and providing access to location-based data. GIS compiles data from various sources including plans, ordinances, and field research into a centralized database for easy access.
The GIS division also provides analytical services to departments to aid in their decision making processes with geographic intelligence. Departments in turn utilize GIS as a means to track and share their information.
Additionally, GIS provides public access to information through online interactive maps, as well as providing some of the more commonly requested data they maintain for download over the Web.