What is GIS?
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, globes, 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. GIS technology can be integrated into any enterprise information system framework (ESRI, 2014).
GIS at MD of Taber
The Municipal District of Taber GIS is the district-wide GIS program that manages the development, maintenance, and distribution of the MD of Taber’s comprehensive geospatial information and related databases. The MD of Taber GIS implements geospatial policies, procedures, standards, and provides technical leadership, information management, project coordination and planning. Our geospatial data sets include:
- Current and Historic Air Photos (Ortho-Rectified)
- Land Parcel Boundaries
- Oil and Gas Locations
- Road Networks
- Signage Inventories
- Water and Sewer Infrastructure
Mission and Guiding Principles
The Mission of the GIS Branch is to work in partnership with MD departments to provide accurate, consistent, accessible, affordable, and comprehensive Geographic Information System data, infrastructure, services and leadership to support the business requirements of the MD of Taber. Central to this mission are values that can be viewed as guiding principles of the GIS Service Area. These values represent customer service, professionalism, accountability, integrity, empowerment, knowledge, initiative, teamwork, and leadership.
The Community Map of Canada
The Community Map of Canada is a base map of Canada built from authoritative data, collected closest to source and updated daily. Seamlessly created to one common specification and compliant with international standards, it provides unrestricted access to community maps and imagery across the country.