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What is GIS?
A Geographic Information System or GIS is a computer system that allows you to map, model, query, and analyze large quantities of data within a single database according to their location or spatially. GIS gives you the power to:

  • create maps
  • integrate information
  • visualize scenarios
  • present powerful ideas, and
  • develop effective solutions

The Power of Mapping

GIS is a tool used by individuals and organizations, schools, governments, and businesses seeking innovative ways to solve their problems. GIS stores information about the world as a collection of layers that can be linked together by a common locational component such as latitude and longitude, postal address, census tract name, or road name. Dozens of map layers can be arrayed to display information about transportation networks, hydrography, population characteristics, economic activity, and political jurisdictions.


Making Government Smarter.
Around the world, local governments use GIS to improve decision making, service delivery, and citizen engagement. Since most government data is location based, equipping New Bern’s organization with the latest in GIS technology provides the tools needed to make our community better. Operations run more smoothly, and citizens have more positive experiences.


For more on how local government uses GIS see:

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