“The discipline based in the measurement, management, analysis, representation, retrieval and display of spatial information describing both the Earth’s physical features and the built environment.”

In keeping with our mission of improving soil and water resources, Franklin Soil and Water extensively employs the use of technology to aid in the collection, management and analysis of both natural and man-made resources. To enable this pursuit, nearly every employee makes use of an office Geographic Information System (GIS), and extensive field data is collected with the use of Global Positioning System (GPS) data loggers. The use of this technology allows for greater sharing and collaboration with our partners.

Through the efforts of the Geomatics group over one thousand miles of stream have been walked and accurately mapped, over 20,000 stormwater-related features have been assessed and mapped, and a vast array of mapping and management resources have been provided both to partners and to the general public.