What is GIS?
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is the data system capable of capturing, storing, analyzing, and displaying geographically referenced information. Geospatial information is data referenced to a place and given a set of geographic coordinates. This information can provide analysis of complex issues and challenges facing government agencies, business entities, and residential areas.
Ventura County Government uses GIS tools and geospatial information for implementing zoning ordinances, conducting a census, city, and school redistricting, mapping residential property foreclosures, monitoring transportation, and road improvements, analyzing natural hazards such as earthquake, tsunami, and wildfires.