How is GIS used?
Local Government Applications
GIS is utilized by most agencies in local, state and national government. It is an effective tool for public information delivery. Below are descriptions of GIS applications which provide higher levels of customer service, 24-7 availability, and tools that result in more efficient work and collaboration. GIS also provides greater transparency and accountability.
Nearly 100% of local governments serving over 100,000 people have incorporated GIS into their operations and 90% of governments serving between 50,000 to 100,000 citizens.* They are implementing GIS because this technology is so useful in supporting operations and providing information used by so many agencies, organizations and individuals.
Below are many examples of the application of GIS in the local government space.