Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at Quinte Conservation provide a foundation for the distribution of authoritative geospatial data sets within the Authority. GIS applications are relied on each day to assist with public services offered through Quinte Conservation programs.

 What is a Geographic Information System?

A GIS is a computer system for capturing, storing, manipulating, and displaying data. This software links geographic information (where things are) with descriptive information (what things are). GIS can show many different kinds of data on one map. This enables people to more easily see, analyze, and understand patterns and relationships. Through modelling functions, GIS allows users to analyze geographic information and make decisions.

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Some examples of how GIS supports Quinte Conservation's programs

 Conservation Lands Management

  • Preparing trail maps, conservation area maps and signage.
  • Managing landholdings GIS database, property inquiries.
  • Forest management planning.

Corporate Services

  • Education and stewardship outreach: mapping and project data support for local lake associations and other initiatives with external partners.
  • Information sharing and data request fulfillment.
  • Information Technology (IT) systems support.

Planning and Regulations

  • Development and maintenance of geographic data and mapping applications to support O. Reg 319/09.
  • Municipal Regulations screening maps.

Source Water Protection

  • Science-based mapping support and analysis.

Water Resources

  • Flood forecasting and warning support, mapping and visualization.
  • Floodplain mapping.
  • Low water response support.
  • Water monitoring programs mapping support and data analysis.