A geographic information system(GIS)
is a technology that is used to view and analyze data from a geographic
perspective. GIS is a computer-based data collection, storage, and
analysis tool that combines information into easily understood maps.
The development of an enterprise GIS enables us to view the spatial aspects of
an immense quantity of information by way of querying a database and displaying
the results on a map.
The Office of Management and Budget
(OMB) has been collaborating with various agencies within Newark
to develop an enterprise GIS capable of serving the many
information needs of the City and its residents. NEWGIN, the Newark
Geographic Information Network , brings this cutting edge GIS
technology to the City of Newark. The OMB citywide implementation of GIS
combines technology, resources, and information on a common platform to meet
all of Newark's spatial information needs.
GIS enhances digital government in the City of Newark!
The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has created
the Northeast New Jersey UASI Region to fortify our Nation's efforts for
emergency preparedness through increasing availability of information
technology and other tactical resources.
The City of Newark is pleased to announce the official launch of NEWGIN,
the Newark Geographic Information Network. This multi-agency,
enterprise approach to GIS ensures that the City of Newark has the tools to
view and analyze the wealth of spatial data flowing between agencies.