What is GIS?

A geographic information system (GIS) is designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, present, and report on all types of spatial or geographical data. In a general sense, the term describes any information system that integrates, stores, edits, analyzes, shares, and displays geographic information.

Purpose

The Town of Grimsby uses GIS as a tool for various functions within the municipality. For example, it is used to look up property information, review easements, create mail outs to residents, planning, creating maps, and for asset management purposes.

The Niagara Region has a GIS available for public use, Niagara Navigator, and can be used to view roads, parcels, park locations, and multiple other data sets.

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