GIS and Will County-what the Hell 2 million tax dollars.
GIS PDF Will County ( just in case will counties link is removed) What is GIS and why is Will county spending 2 million a year on it :
I have been asked by a reader. Will County Download port
Well I will tell you for lack of a better term mapping software and who authorized this?
Someone in Will County is costing us tax payers a lot of money, time to stop this bleeding of tax payers pockets….GIS may turn into a tool of omni-surveillance, privacy, and censorship of public information.
Definition from http://en.wikipedia.org
A geographic information system (GIS), also known as a geographical information system, is an information system for capturing, storing, analyzing, managing and presenting data which are spatially referenced.
In the strictest sense, it is any information system capable of integrating, storing, editing, analyzing, sharing, and displaying geographically referenced information. In a more generic sense, GIS applications are tools that allow users to create interactive queries (user created searches), analyze spatial information, edit data, maps, and present the results of all these operations. Geographic information science is the science underlying the geographic concepts, applications and systems, taught in degree and GIS Certificate programs at many universities.
Geographic information system technology can be used for scientific investigations, resource management, asset management, environmental impact assessment, urban planning, cartography, criminology, geographic history, marketing, and logistics to name a few. For example, GIS might allow emergency planners to easily calculate emergency response times in the event of a natural disaster, GIS might be used to find wetlands that need protection from pollution, or GIS can be used by a company to site a new business location to take advantage of a previously underserved market.