Cecil County Government's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program is overseen by the County's GIS Coordinator. Physically located in the Department of Land Use, the GIS Coordinator is responsible for administering, coordinating, and overseeing all of the County's GIS efforts.
GIS combines mapping and analytics to reveal deeper insight into data
GIS is powerful mapping and spatial analytics software capable of capturing, storing, analyzing, and displaying geographically referenced information.
Consisting of a visual (map) component and a tabular (database) component, GIS utilizes any type of data that can be identified according to location. With quality geographic data in digital format, users of GIS can analyze trends and patterns; manage assets such as utilities and infrastructure; map service locations; and plan local responses to emergencies.
GIS is used 24/7/365 by Cecil County's E-911 PSAP, Sheriff's Office, Land Use Department, Public Works Department, and the citizenry as a whole
Implementing an efficient, effective and modern county-wide GIS program is essential for Cecil County Government to improve its ability to meet the needs of various constituents.
Managing data in a timely, accurate, authoritative, and easy to access manner provides numerous benefits such as:
- Greater customer satisfaction;
- Faster and improved inquiry response;
- Greater efficiency;
- Higher productivity and quality assurance; and
- A more informed staff and citizenry.