GIS - About Us
Geography influences our lives every day. Where we live, work, and play defines 'place' for us; local government is responsible for managing the assets, services and systems that connect these activities. One of the most important information tools used to help government meet these challenges is a Geographic Information System (GIS). GIS is a comprehensive information tool that inventories, analyzes and reports geographic relationships so that government can provide the best environment for residents, businesses and visitors to the community.
GIS is a technology that utilizes location to integrate information.
It uses geography to bring together data from a multitude of sources and uncovers complex relationships otherwise difficult to understand. GIS impacts nearly every aspect of local government and helps provide a foundation for integrating municipal services including planning, engineering and administration.
Using GIS technology, the Property Information and Mapping section of the SCRD maintains databases that contain information about property size, location, zoning, land use, water service, assessment and environmental issues. This information is made available to staff and the public through hard copy maps, business applications and web mapping. 'Place', for many of us, consists of a number of localities. Through the use of GIS technology, the SCRD provides the ability for staff and the public to visualise and analyze the 381,000 hectares of 'places' that make up the Sunshine Coast Regional District.