GIS Day in Polk County, Florida underscores the potential GIS has in creating a more efficient and productive government. Polk County Fire Rescue utilizes GIS mapping technology to confirm locations of hazardous materials, as well as emergency shutoff switches that are crucial to first responders. In addition, the Florida Department of Transportation in Bartow uses GIS to monitor road construction projects. Instead of searching through copious amounts of paper files to respond to information requests, GIS streamlines this process by placing such information a mouse click away.
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