Welcome to the Eugene GIS User Guide Index to Geographic Information.
This application was developed to assist users of Geographic Information
System (GIS) data by providing information about available GIS layers and
associated attributes. A key finding of the City's GIS Strategic Plan was
that City staff need easy-to-access information on what GIS data are available,
where data are located, how often data are updated and by whom. Staff also
needs information about GIS layers and attributes that facilitate effective
use of GIS data. This application addresses that need and results in broader
use and benefit from GIS within the City of Eugene.
Given that this application is web-based, it is accessible from the City
Intranet, GeoDART, RLID and potentially many other desktop applications.
The structure of the application provides levels of information, from
general to specific, using a "drill-down" approach. Beginning with a list
of the categories of GIS layers of most interest to Eugene users, the
user can obtain a listing of all layers in a category by clicking on the
category title. Next, the user can get an overview of the layer of interest,
a more detailed description and listing of associated attributes (textual
data elements associated with the GIS layer), and a key to the meaning
of various codes or values an attribute item may contain. The information
that this application displays is derived from a GIS metadata database
that is regularly updated by GIS technical staff. Problems with the information
provided or suggestions for improvement of this application may be reported