Norfolk GIS is a division of Community Planning within the Planning and Economic Development Department in Norfolk County. Norfolk GIS is responsible for creating, maintaining, cataloguing and distributing GIS data within the Planning Department. It also provides support for GIS within other County departments and provides access to GIS data to all County staff as well as 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 Langton Administration office at 22 Albert Street in Langton between 8:30am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday. (norfolkGIS@norfolkcounty.ca )