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No matter how large or small a community, planners must deal with many types of spatial information including: parcel, zoning and land use data, addresses, transportation networks etc. As a planner, you also study and keep track of multiple urban and regional indicators, forecast future community needs, and plan accordingly to guarantee the quality of life for everyone in liveable communities.

National, regional and local planning agencies have realized the power of GIS to identify problems, respond to them efficiently, and share the results with the public. As such many government departments support a sizeable and important GIS team or unit tackling a vast variety of day to day and analytical spatial problems. These teams are growing in size and importance within planning authorities as they begin to see the potential and realised benefits of GIS within the core of their organisations.

Authoring Wellington City Council's District Plan maps
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