Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is an integrated collection of computer software and data used to view and manage information about geographic places, analyze spatial relationships, and model spatial processes. A GIS provides a framework for gathering and organizing spatial data and related information so that it can be displayed and analyzed. The GIS division assists in the creation, maintenance, and analysis of the City of Fayetteville's spatial data and is responsible for the successful implementation of GIS technology throughout the city's Departments. Some of the responsibilities include: 

  • The development of computer applications that will provide quick and easy access to GIS functions. 
  • The development and assistance in development of high quality map products including planimetric, topographic, thematic, and custom maps. 
  • The development and assistance in development of new geographic data sets. 
  • Specific spatial data analysis projects. 
  • Cross departmental database integration. 
  • User training and support.