Monticello, NY – Sullivan County’s Division of Information Technology Services (ITS) will celebrate the many things one can do with GIS (Geographic Information Systems) on GIS Day, Wednesday, November 16, in an interactive exhibit inside the Government Center’s lobby in Monticello.
As part of their “GIS is Everywhere” theme, ITS’ GIS team will showcase innovative applications of GIS technology in the fields of Public Safety, Tourism, Environmental Conservation, Transportation, Public Health and Community Services, Taxation and Assessment, and Planning and Development. A number of displays will surround the lobby, inviting anyone to stop by and learn how GIS maps, data analysis and concept visualizations are literally changing the way we live, work and play.
Sullivan County ITS was the winner of a 2021 Special Achievement in GIS Award and has dedicated part of its team to support the growth and utilization of GIS in everyday County workflows. Program staff are committed to providing high-quality GIS data and services to the public. Day-to-day operations include database development, data creation, data maintenance, app development, custom map orders, and GIS problem resolution.
“This year, GIS Day is an opportunity to shine the spotlight on our local GIS champions, their hard work so often unseen and underappreciated,” said Jennifer Stone, Sullivan County GIS Coordinator. “Geospatial thinking is a relatively new way of addressing the decisions and concerns that face us every day here in Sullivan County, but these champions quickly saw the value and ran with it – that’s inspiring!”
For more information on how Sullivan County ITS is innovating through the application of GIS, visit https://sullivanny.us/Departments/GIS.