A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a management system designed to capture, store, analyze, and display spatial data. GIS integrates common database operations such as query and statistical analysis with the visualization and geographic analysis benefits of maps.
The GIS Department is responsible for maintaining and developing the City’s data resources pertaining to land parcels, utilities, zoning, parks, transportation and many other areas. The GIS Department also serves internal clients with GIS based mapping, reporting, spatial data analysis, asset inventory and systems integration.
Almost every service in the City of Fort St. John uses GIS, including sewer, water, road projects, planning, emergency planning, dispatch, economic development, and even bylaw enforcement.