A geographic information system (GIS) is a system for integrating, storing, editing, analyzing, sharing and displaying geographically-referenced information. Geographic information system technology is used at the District for scientific investigations, resource management, asset management, environmental impact assessment, development planning, general cartography and floodplain mapping. The District's GIS Division is composed of two branches. The GIS Solutions Branch deals with database and application development, and the GIS Services Branch provides mapping services. Both branches serve as important internal and external resources.
The Achievement Awards Program seeks to recognize innovative county government programs called County Model Programs. The main emphasis of the campaign is to modernize and streamline county government and to increase its services to its citizens. This award gives national recognition to county accomplishments, and has enabled NACo to build a storehouse of county success stories that can be passed on to other counties. The award received by the District was for the "View/Purchase Historical Aerial Photography." If you would like to see the aerial photography online, click on the "View/Purchase Historical Aerial Photography" link under Map Applications.
The Arizona State Quality Awards program annually recognizes Arizona organizations that excel in continuous improvement, quality and performance excellence. These awards are based on the nationally recognized Malcolm Baldrige Awards. The District received an award for the "Acquisition and Deployment of Digital Aerial Photography." If you would like to see the aerial photography online, click on the "View/Purchase Historical Aerial Photography" link under Map Applications.
Arizona Geographic Information Council (AGIC)
This following downloadable pdf files are historic aerial photographs provided by the Flood Control District of Maricopa County which were on display both in the main registration area and in the exhibit hall slide show at the 2012 AGIC Symposium held in Prescott, Arizona October 10-12, 2012.
|8th Street, Tempe, 1930|
|Arizona Biltmore, 1949-present|
|Double Butte Cemetery, 52nd St. & Broadway Rd, 1930|
|Downtown Phoenix, 1930|
|Downtown Phoenix, 1930-present|
|Hayden Flour Mill, 1930|
|Hohokam Canal Project, then and now|
|Road from Tempe to Mesa|
|Salt River, then and now|
|Sky Harbor Airport, 1930-present|
|Sky Harbor Evolution|