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Getting Started With GIS

Getting Started With GIS

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Office/Department/Organization ___________________________________________________

Contact ___________________________________ Phone ________________________

Please indicate characteristics and features of each map that your office uses, maintains, or
updates. Complete a form for each map or map set. Identify and attach a sample map copy,
index map, and map legend.

Official Map/Map Set Name ______________________________________________________

Common Map Name ________________________________________

Scale _______________

Sheet Size ______________

# Sheets in Set ___________

Source _____________________________ Accuracy (+/- ft., if known) ___________________

Area of Coverage

Features Shown

Media: Paper ______ Mylar ______ Linen ______

Sepia ______ Other ________

Are the map features computerized? ____ If yes, Using what software (GIS, CAD, consultants)?

____________________________________________________________________________

What do you use this map for?

______________________________________________________________________________

How often do you use this map?

Who updates this map? __________________________________________________________

Briefly explain procedures for updating

____________________________________________________________________________

Source of updates

How often is it updated?

List any inaccuracies or inadequacies in the mapping

____________________________________________________________________________

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C. Database/Record

Office/Department/Organization _____________________________________

Contact _______________________________ Phone_____________________________

Please indicate the characteristics and features of each database or record (including card files)
in a file cabinet that your office utilizes, maintains, or updates. Complete a form for each
database set. If a blank copy is available, please attach a copy to this form.

Database/Record Name_________________________________________________________

Do you maintain this database/record? ________ Yes

________ No

If no, who maintains it?_________________________________________________________

Computerized (Yes/No)? ____ Do you Share this database with another dept.? ____

If database shared, are there any Problems with Sharing the Data? What? __________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

Reference to location is: ____Property ID ____Address ____Other

If computerized:

Software type?________________________________________________________________

Database on what kind of computer: _______________________________________________

Approximate # of current records_________________________________________________

Approximate number of new records added annually:_________________________________

# of people needing access to this information_______________________________________

Any problems/issues with the current system?_______________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

If not computerized:

Approximate # of paper files_____________________________________________________

Approximate number of new records added annually:_________________________________

Frequency that files are updated__________________________________________________

# of people needing access to files________________________________________________

Location of files_______________________________________________________________

Would you like to have these files computerized? _______ Yes ________ No

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