The City of Bakersfield Geographic Information Services is a dynamic and unique team of individuals that provides GIS and Mapping services to the City of Bakersfield Departments, the online GIS user community, the Citizens of Bakersfield, Local and National Land Developers, private companies (ie. engineering firms, trucking companies, etc.).
What is GIS?
Information referring to places and events relative to their location on the earth's surface is often defined as geographic or spatial data. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are computer systems designed to store, retrieve, analyze, and display geographic data.
Fundamental to the design of GIS is the integration of geographic data with information about the geographic feature. Many types of information about our community are stored in distinct map layers. These layers contain point, line and polygon map features.
An incident of a crime or a permit location may be stored as a point. Roads, water mains, and rivers are stored as lines. Using GIS tools, we can create graphical displays of this data and perform spatial analysis. These "intelligent maps" provide information about a region such as where people live and work, where growth and development occur, locations of utilities and public facilities, locations of environmentally sensitive lands and much more.
1501 Truxtun Avenue - 2rd floor Bakersfield, CA 93301
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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