The City of Suffolk Geographic Information System (GIS) is being developed to allow its citizens and employees to make informed decisions regarding the future. The information contained in the GIS is allowing city departments to analyze the physical features that currently exist in the city prior to deciding to make changes to the facilities, services and infrastructure available. This ability to examine as many of the factors effecting development helps the city to make more informed decisions. The City of Suffolk GIS is being utilized by many of the city departments to support their daily activities.
Almost everything that the city does has some measure of "place", and can be represented in the City's Geographic Information System.