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Posted on: May 2, 2023

Brookhaven Hosts Long Island Geographic Information System (GIS) Conference at Town Hall

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Farmingville, NY – On April 28, the Long Island Geographic Information Systems (LIGIS) Conference was held in the auditorium at Brookhaven Town Hall. A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer-based tool to help visualize, analyze, and understand patterns and relationships within data that has a geographic or spatial component. In simpler terms, it's like a high-tech, interactive map that can display different types of information, such as roads, buildings, weather patterns, or even population distribution, all in one place. GIS combines various types of data, including maps, charts, and spreadsheets, and layers them on top of each other to show a more comprehensive picture of a particular area or topic. This makes it easier for people to understand complex information and make informed decisions based on geography. It can be used for a wide range of applications, from urban planning and environmental conservation to disaster management and public health. Pictured are LGIS Participants

The Town of Brookhaven has received significant praise for its consolidated online GIS map, which has garnered hundreds of thousands of views in less than 8 months since being deployed. The one-stop-shop map application provides Town residents with easy access to critical information such as tax bills, assessment data, historic aerials, zoning information, garbage pickup days, and more. This innovative solution has proven to be a valuable resource for the community, and it can be accessed at The Town of Brookhaven's commitment to providing its residents with cutting-edge GIS technology highlights its dedication to transparency and enhancing the quality of life for all.
Long Island GIS conference group photo

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