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About the City of Orange GIS

The City of Orange Geographic Information System (GIS), based in the Public Works Department, is used to support all City Departments in the creation of maps, and as a tool to support decision making in areas such as planning, design, maintenance, repair and emergency response. The GIS group is continually updating the spatial databases to provide the most accurate information for the production of maps and geographic analysis.

The Orange GIS Website consists of two sections. Static maps and Interactive maps.

The static maps can be viewed or printed using Adobe Acrobat. These maps are arranged into three categories: Location Maps, Wall Maps and Map Books.

Location Maps are maps or directions to specific locations within the City.
Wall Maps are generally large, less detailed maps of the whole City.

Map Books are individual pages based on City map grids and provide more detail than the other maps.

What is a Geographic Information System (GIS)

Making decisions based on geography is basic to human thinking. By understanding geography and people’s relationship to location, we can make informed decisions about our environment. A geographic information system (GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. GIS allows us to view, understand, question, interpret, and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, reports, and charts.

A GIS helps you answer questions and solve problems by looking at your data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared.

For general information about Geographic Information Systems go to www.gis.com.


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