GIS stands for Geographic Information System. Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI) defines GIS as “a collection of computer hardware, software, and geographic data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information.” A GIS is a system that allows the user to create data, collect data, analyze data, and map data. If something has a physical location it can be put into a GIS.
What can a GIS do for you?
A GIS has almost limitless applications. A GIS can help with site selection, master plan updates, recreation planning, business planning, transportation planning, private-use maps, crime analysis, and so much more.
What can Networks Northwest do for you?
Networks Northwest provides high quality mapping services to the region. We offer a variety of fee based mapping services to help you with all of your GIS needs. We can customize maps specific to your needs. Some of the available data we have for mapping includes:
Roads, Lakes & Ponds, Rivers & Streams, Railroads, County Boundaries, Twp Boundaries, City & Village Boundaries, Section Lines
Digital Elevation Models, Hillshade Relief, Digital Orthophoto Quadrangles, 10 meter Contour Lines, Census Data, Potential Flood Prone Areas, Landslide Zones, Landmarks, Land Cover, Land Use, Public Lands, School Districts, Soils, Watersheds, Wetlands, Zip Codes