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What is GIS
A Geographic Information System, otherwise known as GIS, is a type of information system designed for efficient storage, retrieval, mapping and analysis of geographic data. Geographic features are stored in spatial context via a specific coordinate system (Latitude/Longitude, UTM, etc.) to reference the data to a particular place on the earth. Among other things, GIS can improve emergency services, resource management, and development planning. The GIS Division is responsible for coordinating the collection/creation of GIS data to meet the varied needs of the City, the delivery of the data to the user, recommendation of GIS software, and software/data support.

Among other things, GIS can improve emergency services, resource management, and development planning. The GIS Division is responsible for coordinating the collection/creation of GIS data to meet the varied needs of the City, the delivery of the data to the user, recommendation of GIS software, and software/data support.

If you have a used a vehicle navigation system you have used GIS technology.   Here at the City of Farmington we use GIS to support city departments, public officials, citizens, and businesses.
 
GIS assists us in answering questions concerning location.  What school zone am I in?  What's my address?  Is my property located in the city or county?  All of these questions are related by where they are located. 


City of Farmington
800 Municipal Drive
Farmington, NM 87401
Ph: 505-327-7701