Geographic Information Systems (GIS) integrate spatial data (maps) and tabular data (informational databases) through computer technology. In doing so, it revolutionizes the way in which we can utilize information.
The City's Asset Management Team uses GIS as a tool to administer asset management through the implementation of an Asset Management Plan (AMP) for publicly-owned assets. The Asset Management Team is currently establishing a comprehensive GIS database along with a "scope of work" for creating an AMP for each asset. The Team uses the Department of Environmental Quality and the Michigan Transportation Asset Management Council as a guide to success.