The City of Hurricane's Geographic Information System (GIS) department, a part of the Engineering Department, is responsible for the maintenance, analysis, and distribution of geographic data to city decision-makers, city departments, and the general public. The goal of the GIS Department is to provide the most accurate and cost-effective information in support of the decision-making process.
A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a technology for the organization, analysis, and dissemination of spatial data. Commonly thought of as a fancy term for making maps, GIS goes much farther. It also allows for advanced organization, processing, data mining, and interpolation to seek meaning and relationships in geographic data.