Geomatic Services -- or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) -- is a department within the City of Leduc that is responsible for maintaining a comprehensive mapping system and the use of technology that allows the city to view, understand, question, interpret and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns and trends in the form of maps, reports and charts. This technology is used to solve problems related to the environment, health care, land use, business efficiency, education and public safety.
Geomatic Services takes information from a database about a location, such as streets, buildings, water features, and terrain, and turns it into visual layers. The ability to see geographic features on a map gives a better understanding of a particular location, enabling planners, analysts, and others to make informed decisions about their communities.
Currently, the department maintains over 275,000 pieces of mapping information in over 140 different categories. These pieces of information are used to respond to over 500 mapping requests per year. These requests come from citizens, businesses, city departments, community groups, non-profits/academic agencies, and other government agencies.
Products & Services
Geomatic Services creates and provides maps and data available to the public:
- A variety of hard copy and paper maps
- Digital products:
- colour or black and white orthophotos
- water utilities
- custom mapping per hour
For the following digital products, contact the respective provider:
- Gas Utilities (AltaGas)
- Electric Utilities (Fortis)
- Cadastral (AltaLIS)
- Non-city Fibre Optiks Network (Rogers, Bell, Shaw, Telus)
Various products and services are provided by Geomatic Services on a cost-recovery basis. Any charges, where applicable, are only intended to recover the cost of production, supplies and/or delivery.
For a complete list of products and services available, as well as costs, call 780-980-7158 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GIS Use by the City of Leduc
- First GIS system established in the late 1990s
- Leduc’s GIS technology has gone through three major upgrades
- Leduc’s online Assessment Value Map was launched in 2009
- Since 2003, the City of Leduc has partnered with other metro-Edmonton municipalities on initiatives to increase information-sharing while reducing costs.
- The City of Leduc currently participates in a project with 20-plus regional partners that produces GIS compatible air photos for an area almost half the size of Prince Edward Island.
- The City of Leduc has representatives on the Capital Region Board’s Regional GIS Steering Committee and Regional GIS Working Committee.
>> GIS Org Chart – How the Department Works Within the City
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