The mission of the City of Hobbs GIS Department is to provide geospatial information to City staff as well as the general public. This information is used to enhance the timeliness and accuracy of decision-making which affects the City of Hobbs and its citizens.
Map making and geographic analysis is not new, but GIS software performs these tasks better and faster than the manual methods of the past. Before GIS technology, only a few individuals had the knowledge necessary to use geographic information to help with decision making and problem solving. Now end users are showing up in a variety of professions, utilizing the GIS data, and streamlining data collection and decision making.
The technical hurdles surrounding GIS have been aggressively tackled over the past four decades. Comprehensive spatial databases are taking form, GIS applications are accelerating and even office automation packages are including a "mapping button." So what is the most pressing issue confronting GIS in the next millennium?
GIS is a technological field that incorporates geographical features with tabular data in order to map and analyze assess real-world problems.