GIS: A Tool For Improving Community Livability

This fact sheet from the Local Government Commission contains shows communities have used geographic information systems to improve the livability of their communities.
December 11, 2003, 5am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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GIS software can help policy makers andstakeholders make better informed and more effective decisions by relating data with place. GIS can take an overwhelming amount of information -- tabular, spatial, or graphic -- and display it in a way that makes it meaningful to local government staff, policy makers and the public. By displaying information in layers -- each layer with a particular issue -- it is easier to understand how issues interrelate.

Thanks to Laura Kranz

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Published on Monday, December 8, 2003 in Local Government Commission
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