What is a geographic information system?
A geographic information system (GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. GIS helps answer questions and solve problems by looking at data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared. The information is used by residents, businesses, government, non-government agencies and municipal departments. The RMOW maintains and offers a wide range of data including the following:
- Property information (street names, addresses, parcel outlines, legal descriptions and zoning regulations)
- Utilities (sanitary sewer, storm sewer, water systems and transportation infrastructure)
- Recreation (parks and bike/hiking trails)
- Terrain (aerial photos and contours).
Click here for the Whistler GIS interactive mapping tool.