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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

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A geographic information system (GIS) lets us visualize, question, analyze, and interpret data to understand spatial relationships, patterns, and trends.

The City of Elizab
ethton Engineering Department has put together a citywide GIS database for the water, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer systems. The Engineering Department is currently developing a database, collecting spatial data and creating standards that will help streamline the way City employees collect, enter, and produce data in the future.  The Engineering Department provides analysis and support to all departments within the City of Elizabethton.
Incorporating GIS into departmental workflows helps departments operate more efficiently in their daily data evaluations and record keeping. Updates to street names in fire response systems, records of repairs on sewage lines, and maps of recreational resources are some of the ways GIS is making improvements to the city’s means. GIS makes this possible by maintaining a comprehensive inventory of system components and assets including relevant attributes and characteristics.  These measures are consistent with the City's overall goal to use GIS and modeling tools to provide real-time, visual information for planning and scheduling system maintenance and improvements.
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Useful Links:
ArcGIS Online Viewer
Interactive Tennessee Property Map Viewer
USGS-United States Geologicial Survey National Map