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Information Services and Applications

​The Information Services and Applications section supports two core technology platforms. The first platform being Enterprise Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the second Enterprise Content Management (ECM). The skills within the section focus on managing, deploying and extending the technology investment for the corporation and are a mix of technicians, analysts and developers with expertise in GIS, Web and Database technologies. Within the GIS area the section maintains an enterprise geospatial database for corporate and public use.  The GIS area also provides advanced services to enable for display, manipulation, and analysis of mapped and unmapped data to help users visualize and better understand geographic relationships. GIS is used extensively across the organization as well as being widely used by the public through maps.simcoe.ca. For ECM the focus of this group is around Web Content (both Internet and Intranet), Document and Records Management, and Workflow. The ECM provides all corporate computer users with a platform for access and dissemination of information, documents and official records of the corporation. In addition the ISA section also administers any web based third party applications and facilitates some custom development where solutions are not readily available.