Geographic Information System ("GIS") is an interactive computer-based method of storing community data within maps. GIS is used to assemble, store, manipulate, update, analyze and display geographically referenced data. GIS allows the user to view, edit, query and analyze data, then display it into easily understandable maps.
The City of Aurora works together with the State of Ohio, Portage County, and other local governments to centralize local information for the benefit of all departments in the city. With GIS we can track our infrastructure, keep records current, and map our parks and neighborhood resources more accurately. With the information and analysis tools that our GIS capability provides, we can make local information more accessible and plan for the City of Aurora’s future more effectively.