Norfolk GIS is a division of Community Planning Services, within the Development & Cultural Services Department in Norfolk County. Norfolk GIS is responsible for creating, maintaining, cataloguing and distributing GIS data within Community Planning Services. It also provides support for GIS within other County departments and provides access to GIS data to County staff, the GIS Community and the public. Civic addressing and street naming are also the responsibilities of Norfolk GIS.
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What is GIS?
GIS is a computer system that incorporates geographical features with tabular data in order to store, manipulate, analyze and display data on a map. Each feature contains spatial data to locate it on the earth’s surface, as well as additional data in order to capture other important attributes about the feature. For example, the actual location of a bridge is the spatial data and the name, length and age of the bridge might be it’s attribute data.
Municipalities and local governments are defined by geographic boundaries. Municipal services are related to that geography, from roads and sewers, to parks and recreational facilities, from development permits to tax collection. Location is an important aspect of most municipal information.
For any questions or more specific mapping requests, please contact Norfolk GIS, within the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit at 12 Gilbertson Drive in Simcoe, between 8:30am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday. (norfolkGIS@norfolkcounty.ca )