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Geographic Information Systems Program


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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program

(315) 772-1502

The Environmental Division Geographic Information System (GIS) Program provides decision support and long-term planning/design guidelines for the Environmental Division Chief as well as program managers in the Compliance Branch, Cultural Resources Section and Natural Resources Branch.

A GIS is a computer system that holds and uses spatial data or data describing features on the earth's surface. As a data management program, a GIS allows users to manipulate, analyze and present geographical data in the form of maps or reports. Common GIS requests include acreage reports and maps. Maps can be output at any scale with a variety of colors, symbols and line styles to maximize the information displayed. A GIS is composed of three components: data, human resources, and hardware and software. Available GIS data include the installation and its training area boundaries, road systems, topography, geology, soils, hydrology, vegetation, wetlands, and legally recognized cultural resource sites. These data are used to protect Fort Drum's environment and preserve its natural and cultural resources.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Frequently Asked Questions

The following list contains answers to questions that the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program has received. You may click on any of the questions listed below to find the answer. If you do not find an answer to your question please call the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program Manager at (315) 772-4852.

    * What is a Geographic Information Systems (GIS)?
    * How does a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) work?
    * What does the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program offer?
    * How do I request Geographic Information Systems (GIS) service?


Q: What is a Geographic Information Systems (GIS)?

A: A Geographic Information System is a system of hardware and software used for storage, retrieval, mapping, and analysis of geographic data.
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Q: How does a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) work?

A: A GIS uses digital geographic data to report on or make new data. Some forms of geographic data include digitized maps, field survey data, aerial photographs, and satellite imagery.
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Q: What does the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program offer?

A: We provide maps, spatial analysis support, and digital products.
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Q: How do I request Geographic Information Systems (GIS) service?

A: Contact the Environmental Division Geospatial Data Manager at (315) 772-1502. click here.
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