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What is GIS and How Do You Benefit from It?

If you have ever been assisted by a St. Charles police officer or firefighter, watched snow plows run through your neighborhood, or seen a customized map developed by the City, then you have benefited from the City’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS), a division of our Informations Systems Department.

Many routine City operations are tied to a location and therefore rely on a mapping service. Maps play a vital role in locating water, sewer and electric lines, or in helping emergency crews calculate the best route with the lowest response time.

GIS puts important information in the hands of City staff, which allows them to best utilize resources and operate more efficiently. 

To see some of the many uses of GIS, check out the Map Gallery on the City website

updated Mar 03, 2021