GIS Information Technology

Millard County IT Department

The Information Technology department provides services related to information technology to County staff. This department’s responsibilities include maintaining a stable electronic work environment; collaborating with other staff to use information technology to better serve the County’s constituents, identifying emerging technologies to meet Millard County’s changing needs; protecting the County’s investment in technology; and providing training to staff on the proper use of software programs and equipment.

Managing Information About Specific Locations

It is estimated that more than eighty percent of governmental functions are associated with managing information about specific locations or geographic areas. A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer system for the input, editing, storage, maintenance, management, retrieval, analysis, and output of geographically referenced information. GIS supports applications such as emergency dispatch, land planning, emergency management and Homeland Security, property appraisal, civil engineering, natural resource monitoring, transportation planning, monitoring crime and accidents, public health and environmental analysis, economic development, census analysis, and many more.

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