The City of Greater Sudbury joined hundreds of organizations this week in recognizing GIS Day, a global celebration of the innovative applications of geographic information system technology.
Quite simply, GIS is technology rooted in the science of geography. By integrating many different types of data and organizing it into layers of information using mapping, GIS can be used to analyze and assess community issues, understand patterns or trends based on geography, monitor changes and tell meaningful stories.
GIS Day provides an international forum to share the innovative and inspiring real-world applications that are making a difference in our society and advancing global progress. Given current circumstances, this year’s celebration will be done virtually.
For example, residents are invited to explore some of the city’s online offerings-Go back in time with the city’s new historical aerial photo app: https://arcg.is/10yafy1; users can view photos taken between 1946-99 and download large high-resolution imagery.