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A geographic information system (GIS) is a framework for gathering, managing and analyzing data. Rooted in the science of geography, GIS integrates many types of data. It analyzes spatial location and organizes layers of information into visualization using maps and 3D scenes. With this unique capability, GIS reveals deeper insights into data, such as patterns, relationships, and situations – helping users make smarter decisions.

For more information regarding GIS Day or the Office of Sustainable Community Planning, please contact our Urban Policy Analyst and GIS Specialist, Nora Santiago at

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