GIS is a system of computer software, hardware, data, procedures and personnel combined to help, manipulate, analyze, and present information that is tied to a geographic location.
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The acronym "GIS" stands for Geographic Information Systems.
The County GIS software standards consist of the Environmental Systems Research Institute Inc. (ESRI) products and Google Inc. geospatial services and software. The ESRI standard includes the ArcGIS & ArcPro line of desktop and server software product lines.
Information about Data Discrepancies can be forwarded to the PCU Assets, GIS & Mapping Team. Send comments to: email@example.com
Pasco County departments use GIS for a variety of applications. GIS is used in Planning, Public Safety, Environmental Protection, Infrastructure Management, and numerous other applications.
PCU GIS & our Teams are using mobile apps to connect, collect and share information and provide another channel for customer service.
GIS uses two types of data: spatial and attribute.
Simply put, spatial data is digital maps and photographs. The data has special properties that allow the data to be viewed and analyzed on a computer. Spatial data can be further defined as vector and raster. Vector data has features made up of points, lines and polygons. Raster data is made up of pixels (picture elements).
Attribute data is what we know about a feature. Examples of attributes include address, name, size, value, etc. Attributes are usually stored in databases or spreadsheets. In a GIS, attributes can be linked to spatial data.
Linking spatial and attribute data allows the user to analyze the relationships between the location of features and their attributes. For example, you can find all of the valves within one mile of a location that are over 2” in size.