Although the label is attached to a range of things a Geographic Information System (GIS) is most simply defined as being “a container of maps in digital form” (Longely et al. 2001:10).
Geographic information in a GIS is stored and displayed as digital data layers. These layers can be layered on top of one another allowing the images on each layer to be viewed through, and in relation to, other layers. Unlike transparencies, data layers are encoded with geographic coordinates allowing their display to occur in spatially accurate positions during each use.
Town of Easton, Massachusetts
Geographic Information System Disclaimer
The Town of Easton makes no warranty of representation as to the accuracy, timeliness or completeness of any of the data. The Town of Easton shall have no liability for the data or lack thereof, or any decision made or action taken or not taken in reliance upon any of the data.
Questions? Contact the Easton GIS Specialist - Adrienne Edwards (508) 230-0805