The public is invited to virtually join with Peoria County’s GIS Department as they celebrate GIS Day. GIS, which stands for geographic information system, has its roots in geography and is a framework for gathering, organizing, and interpreting data.
GIS Day is Wednesday, November 18, but their celebration starts today through Wednesday online. This year, in lieu of a physical event, Peoria County’s GIS department has created a website featuring a staff video and posters illustrating what GIS is and more in-depth information on what gets considered when making a map. Visit https://data-peoriacountygis.opendata.arcgis.com/pages/gis-day today through Wednesday, November 18, to view these items and find out more about the GIS field.
“GIS is often thought of as ‘maps and apps,’” said GIS Analyst Jarod Fox. “Creating well-thought-out dashboards and visual data interpretations can assist Peoria County staff and our constituents in identifying problems, seeing trends, determining priorities, and really being able to make informed, data-driven decisions.”
For more information on Peoria County GIS, visit their website at
https://data-peoriacountygis.opendata.arcgis.com/ or call (309) 672-6935.