How to make GIS work for small towns

Geographic information systems simplify local government management a great deal: instead of having data in various formats (be it on paper, as a Word document, an Excel sheet, or on a CD), you can access everything through a single online application. Electricity, tax parcels, roads, land use, street lights…all your data is in the application, ready for your use whenever you need it. Access data in a few seconds, and update it is easily, with no extensive training required.