Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, is a technology which connects a highly accurate computer map of a region to a database. The City of Huntington Beach has been developing a GIS since the early 1990s. City infrastructure, zoning, flood plain, and aerial photography have been recorded in the GIS to improve the record keeping and research capabilities of the City. The system has improved customer service, reduced staff research time, and provided easy to understand map products representing real world conditions. At the UUASC September meeting, Tim Dupuis, GIS Manager for the City of Huntington Beach, will outline the efforts required to implement this system and will display examples of what this powerful tool has accomplished for his City.