GIS - Mapping
“Geographic information system (GIS) is a system that creates, manages, analyzes, and maps all types of data. GIS connects data to a map, integrating location data (where things are) with all types of descriptive information (what things are like there). This provides a foundation for mapping and analysis that is used in science and almost every industry. GIS helps users understand patterns, relationships, and geographic context. The benefits include improved communication and efficiency as well as better management and decision making.
Governments are moving towards an increasingly transparent relationship with their citizens, a shift that's been aided by technologies like geographic information systems (GIS) which allow them to capture, manipulate, analyze, and present data in a geographical format.
Local governments are using these map-based web and mobile applications to establish paths of two-way communication between themselves and their citizens – doing everything from alerting authorities to crimes, to providing context for larger discussions about city planning.
Here in Peachtree City, we aim to provide the latest spatially relevant information to the citizens of PTC with a click of the mouse.
The present GIS department has a GIS Manager, and a GIS Analyst. Together, we hope to provide the Citizens with tools and applications that they can access thru their computer/mobile.”
The department is responsible for the creation and maintenance of base mapping layers and the coordination and integration of data from various city applications into spatially referenced information for use by City departments. The GIS functions of the City also provide assistance in creating maps for publication and distribution throughout the City.
The City has several data layers that it maintains, including:
- Street Centerlines and Addressing Information
- Fire Hydrant Locations
- Cart Path locations
- Zoning and Land Use Information
- Impervious Surface Layers
- Stormwater Structure Inventory
Parcel and tax information is available from the Fayette County Tax Assessor's Office. Fayette County also provides an interactive tax parcel mapping application on the website.