The office of Wise County Geographic Information Sciences is responsible for the acquisition, analysis and dissemination of geographical information in connection with the county s geographic information system. The department establishes a uniform standard of geographic information throughout all the local government departments and offices. Wise County Geographic Information Sciences is a system of computer software, hardware and data and personnel to help manipulate, analyze and present information that is tied to a geographic location. Its applications required a wide range of data, such as digitized and scanned maps, databases, global positioning system, remote sensing and aerial photography. The department is a part of city of Wise in Virginia.