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GIS and Online Mapping
A GIS (Geographic Information System) is a computer-based tool for analyzing and mapping features that exist, and events that occur on earth. GIS technology provides a flexible set of tools to perform the diverse functions of local government. Currently at Waterford Township, GIS is being used to share data, reduce redundant record keeping, and provide a powerful analytical tool to help staff make better, more informed decisions. GIS is an efficient way to communicate complex information by providing a visual concept of the data.