What is GIS?
A Geographic Information System (GIS) is an organized collection of computer hardware, software, geographic data, and personnel designed to efficiently capture, store, update, manipulate, analyze, and display all forms of geographically referenced information and create maps. GIS is used by hundreds of thousands of people worldwide in government, education, and business. City Utilities maintains an Interactive Map to help locate resources, analyze scenarios and/or plan for projects."
City Utilities GIS
The mission of City Utilities GIS Department is to provide valuable products and services in the form of maps, reports, analytical data, and advice in support of utility administration, engineering, maintenance, and customer service; and to provide administrative, technical, and troubleshooting services to other GIS users; and when requested to other City departments and to the public.
The GIS staff members constitute the nucleus of the GIS network, managing and administering utility data, software, and utility map printing. You can make use of street and utility data for both mapping and report writing. For example, you can map water main break locations, street light locations, water mains and street segment maps. Additionally, you can perform routine and specialized maps, reports, and analytical projects for City Utilities departments.
Benefits of GIS
The City of Fort Wayne benefits from the data management and mapping technology when planning and coordinating utility and infrastructure improvement projects and repairs. City Utilities provides maps and reports that help improve its productivity and efficiency when maintaining utility infrastructure. Additionally, the products and services aid the City's decision and policy-making processes that seek to improve the livelihood of the citizens of Fort Wayne.