A geographic information system (GIS) is a computer mapping system capable of assembling, storing, manipulating, and displaying geographically referenced information (i.e. spatial data).
What is GIS used for?
Local governments (Counties/Cities) typically involve a variety of agencies including assessors, auditors, engineering, planning, public works, public safety, recorders, treasurers, and zoning.
These agencies are relying more on GIS technology to plan new land developments, determine tax valuations, maintain real estate land records, manage public works networks, route emergency vehicles, analyze crime and accident patterns, manage transportation systems and study environmental issues.
Other GIS Activities
Manages GIS resources for Clay County, Iowa.
Determines user needs with input from user departments.
Manages contracts with GIS hardware, software, and data conversion vendors, and other providers of GIS products and services.
Assists in preparation of annual budget for GIS operations, capital expenditures, and professional services.
Work with and coordinate the Clay County, Iowa GIS Committee.
Perform related work as required.
Coordination of the Clay County Geographical Information System (GIS) and the various departmental web sites.