How do I conatct Malden GIS?
Steve Fama, Manager of GIS Operations
Phone: (781) 397-7156
What is GIS and why we use it?
A Geographic Information System (GIS) integrates hardware, software and data for capturing, managing, analyzing and displaying the data geographically with spatial referenced information. Spatial information is collected via Global Positioning System (GPS).
Geography plays a role in nearly every decision we make. Choosing sites, targeting market segments, planning distribution networks, responding to emergencies or redrawing city boundaries—all of these problems involve questions of geography. GIS allows us to view, understand, question, interpret and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports and charts. In short, a GIS helps you answer questions and solve problems by looking at your data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared.
Top Five Benefits of GIS:
GIS benefits organizations of all sizes and in almost every industry. There is a growing awareness of the economic and strategic value of GIS. The benefits of GIS generally fall into five basic categories:
- Cost Savings and Increased Efficiency
- Better Decision Making
- Improved Communication
- Better Recordkeeping
- Managing Geographically
The online GIS Parcel Viewer offers a collection of maps to help residents better understand the area and city where they live. As the system grows, more maps and layers are added. Some examples of what information the system can provide are: finding out what ward you’re in; determining who your City Councilor is, learning your voting location and discovering tax and assessing data for all properties in the City of Malden. The online GIS Parcel Viewer can be found here www.maldengis.com