What is GIS?
From ESRI (esri.com):
“A geographic information system (GIS) is a system that creates, manages, analyzes, and maps all types of data. GIS connects data to a map, integrating location data (where things are) with all types of descriptive information (what things are like there). This provides a foundation for mapping and analysis that is used in science and almost every industry. GIS helps users understand patterns, relationships, and geographic context. The benefits include improved communication and efficiency as well as better management and decision making.”
What do we do?
The GIS Department is a sub-department within the Codes and Planning Department. Our goal is to serve the citizens of Berea and other city departments by providing up-to-date geographic information and mapping services. The geographic information which we collect and maintain includes 911 addresses, streets, parcel boundaries, aerial photography, stormwater features, zoning/land use, and more. Our department also oversees Berea’s stormwater management program and provides flooding resources for citizens.
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