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What I learned about Simonton’s GIS Commitment – Some is good and some is not so good.

“GIS” – What is it, and what it does. Will the benefit outweigh the “Big Brother” risk? The City Council has refused to discuss the “GIS Mapping” issue publicly and there’s no reason for it. “GIS” is short for “Geographical Information System” and it is used every day by governments and businesses to visualize and …

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Detailed GIS Maps Available Through the Fort Bend County Website

Detailed GIS Maps Available Through the Fort Bend County Website The City of Simonton has approved spending $5000 + $1200/year on Simonton’s own GIS mapping tool. It could take a while to get it online. According to the City, having GIS mapping on its website is a legal requirement. From what the City Secretary says, …

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Increasing Tropical Activity Reminds Us to Be Prepared. Start Today!

Increasing Tropical Activity Reminds Us to Be Prepared. Start Today! Thankfully, there is presently no threat, but with a recent increase in tropical activity, we are reminded that not so long ago, we found ourselves in the path of some very significant storm events. We all know how vulnerable Simonton can be. That being the …

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