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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Overview

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are systems that create, manage, analyze, and map all types of data.

GIS connects data to a map, integrating location data (where things are) with all types of descriptive information (what things are like there).

This provides a foundation for mapping and analysis that is used in science and almost every industry.

GIS assists the Town of Greece understand patterns, relationships, and geographic context through data management and mapping. The benefits include:

  • Improved communication & efficiency amongst Town Departments to administer & deliver public services

Per the Town’s 2020 Comprehensive Plan:

“The Town understands that the ongoing operation and maintenance of our infrastructure directly impacts Greece’s quality of life. In order to maximize our existing facilities, the Town is making significant investments into technology that will improve the levels of service and efficiency it provides. These investments include the increased utilization of our Geographic Information System (GIS) to inventory and manage our assets.”

Fun Fact: Greece Residents may also use GIS Applications on a daily basis such as:

  • Apple Maps
  • Google Maps
  • Lyft
  • Uber
  • Waze

Town staff participation in GIS user groups is a way to connect with communities of  GIS users in the professional public and private sector who share common interests and challenges. User groups function as forums to actively share knowledge and experience, learn about new trends and technologies within the GIS world, hear from solution providers, and create special interest workgroups.

The overall goal of Town staff user group participation is to enhance and grow GIS for the benefit of Town residents. The Town of Greece actively participates with the following GIS user groups: 

Total Population

96,926

Total Square Miles

49.60

Population Per Square Mile

1,954

Total Property Records

34,500

Median Household Income

$74,780

Owner Occupied Housing

71.1%

Residents 18yrs & Younger

21.2%

Median Resident Age

41.8 Years

Residents 65yrs & Older

20.3%

Disclaimer of GIS Applications & Data Use

The Town of Greece has provided these Geographic Information System (GIS) maps and data as a public information service. Every reasonable effort has been made to assure the accuracy of these maps and associated data. However, the maps and data being provided herein are intended for informational purposes only. No guarantee is made as to the accuracy of the maps and data and they should not be relied upon for any purpose other than general information.

No Liability

The Town of Greece assumes no liability arising from the use of these maps or data. The maps and data are provided without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Furthermore, the Town of Greece assumes no liability for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the information provided regardless of the cause of such or for any decision made, action taken, or action not taken by the user in reliance upon any maps or data provided herein. Please consult official Town maps and records for official information.

Indemnification

If the user disseminates said data in any form or fashion to a third party, the user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Town of Greece and its officials and employees from any and all claims, liability, damages, injuries, and suits, including court costs and reasonable attorney’s fees, arising from the use of the Town of Greece data by the user and any third party.