Geographic Information Systems (GIS) operate
on many levels. On the most basic level, GIS
is used as computer cartography, i.e. mapping.
The extended benefit of GIS is through using
spatial and statistical methods to analyze
attribute and geographic information. The
end result of the analysis can be derivative
information, interpolated information or prioritized
The data served up at the
present time allows users to visualize the
Frederiksted Revitalization Project through
the interactive use of aerial photography,
contours and other geographic data layers.
More functionality will be added in time.
Be sure to check back regularly for additional
The GIS provided by Coastal Systems Development,
Inc. is best viewed in Internet Explorer.
Please note that:
- You need to allow
the ActiveX plug-in to be downloaded
and automatically installed on your
computer, if not already installed.
This small plug-in installs painlessly
and is needed to access the map
- On a dial up connection
the map data appears in about 35secs.
- On a DSL connection
the map data appears in about 5secs.
- Though you can access
the data sets with a dial-up connection,
your experience will be much more
rewarding if you have a faster connection
(zooming and panning large data
sets can be quite demanding).