The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has approved new GIS Classifications. At the request of the Chief Information Office, a countywide study was conducted to appropriately classify positions performing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) related functions. The use of GIS has increased rapidly throughout the county within the last several years. This technology improves planning, emergency response communications and operational efficiencies in a wide variety of public service areas. Based on recommendations from this study, due to the lack of GIS-specific classifications and over-reliance on contractors, a new series with eight GIS specific classifications is being created to address this occupational gap in the countys classification plan.