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Geographic Information Systems

Overview

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.

Awards

National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award (2006)
National Association of Counties (NACo)
Achievement Award (2007)

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.

Arizona Quality Alliance (AQA) Showcase in Excellence Award (2006)
Arizona Quality Alliance (AQA)
Showcase in Excellence Award (2006)

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.

Arizona Geographic Information Council (AGIC)
8th Street, Tempe, 1930
Arizona Biltmore, 1949-present
Chandler, 1949-present
Double Butte Cemetery, 52nd St. & Broadway Rd, 1930
Downtown Phoenix, 1930
Downtown Phoenix, 1930-present
Gilbert, 1949-present
Guadalupe, 1930
Hayden Flour Mill, 1930
Hohokam Canal Project, then and now
Road from Tempe to Mesa
Salt River, then and now
Scottsdale, 1949-present
Sky Harbor Airport, 1930-present
Sky Harbor Evolution

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