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.We are currently performing maintenance and updating the GIS webpage with new and current information. We appreciate your patience as we revitalize this page for your convenience.Contact Information
GIS Coordinator Luis Martinez
Phone: (985) 331-3003
Fax: (985) 783-2187
General Inquiries: E-mail address coming soonSt. Charles Parish Office of Information Technology
171 Keller Street
P.O. Box 302
Hahnville, LA 70057
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through FridayGIS Staff Directory
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The St. Charles Parish Office of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is responsible for a collaborative enterprise GIS framework focused on providing and maintaining geospatial data and accessible web applications for the use and benefit of St. Charles Parish citizens. GIS has leveraged the resources of Public Works, Planning and Zoning and other departments to bring together GIS data and tools to better support citizens and community leaders in making informed decisions that impact the future of St. Charles Parish.
In a nutshell, GIS combines graphical features with tabular data in order to analyze real-world issues. In its most basic form, GIS can be thought of as a high-tech map. To best illustrate this concept, picture a number of dots on a map representing schools. This shows you where the schools are, but it doesn't tell you anything about the schools. However, a related database can list each school's name, address, number of students, number of fire exits, type of building material and so on.
The advantage of GIS is that it can establish a direct link between the spatial data (the points representing the schools on a map) and the attribute data (represented by the database with school information). With this combination of information, GIS can perform extensive spatial and statistical methods for analyzing data.