Clark Development Corporation – Advantages of GIS

@ Information Technology Department

Serving CSEZ, Communities and the Nation

GIS Resource in CSEZ

It underscores the important role that Geographic Information System (GIS) plays in the development of Clark Special Economic Zone (CSEZ) together with the local and the national level as well. A host of diverse but interconnected issues such as urban, economic, social, agricultural, environmental, and business concerns must be considered in making developmental decisions even for small units of government like the communities.

Increasingly, spatial databases are becoming an important component of a country’s information infrastructure, for they assist in understanding the complex systems that interplay in advancing local and national development.

 ON-LINE & Interactive Maps and Information

The GIS Division is continuously developing its website for its Corporate Intranet use, and soon for worldwide internet access. This web site contains Geospatial information of the Clark Development Corporation. This will help other department of the corporation in making development plans and strategic marketing.

Provides access to a variety of on-line maps and information about detailed information on any particular area. They are an excellent planning tool and guide that can be identified by numerous cultural and natural ground features, which can be grouped into the following categories:

  • CULTURE: roads, buildings, urban development, boundaries, railways, power transmission lines;
  • WATER: lakes, rivers, streams, creeks;
  • RELIEF: mountains, valleys, slopes, depressions;
  • FOREST: wooded and cleared areas;
  • TOPONYMY: place names, water feature names, road names.


3D Analyst

3D View

Another future plan of the GIS Division is giving the end-user a 3D View of the Clark Freeport and Economic Zones.

This allows the end-user to effectively visualize and analyze surface data, view a surface from multiple view points, query a surface, determine what is visible from a chosen location on a surface, create a realistic perspective image that drapes raster and vector data over a surface, and record or perform three-dimensional navigation.


With ArcGIS 3D Analyst you can do the following:

  • Create three-dimensional views directly using your GIS data.
  • Analyze three-dimensional data using cut/fill, line-of-sight, and terrain modeling.
  • View your data from a global to local perspective.
  • Navigate through multi resolution terrain data seamlessly.
  • Do spatial analysis in two or three dimensions.
  • Visualize modeling or analysis results in three-dimensions.
  • Use three-dimensional models and symbols for realism.
  • Export your visualizations into videos.


Map Book

This project gives the user a grid view of the Clark Freeport Zone (Main Zone) and each grid selected gives you the necessary information. Users can overlay appropriate drawings like road network, electric line, structures and many other layers that are available.

It allows printing and exporting of a single page, a set of pages, or the entire series. Both the Print and Export options are available by right-clicking on the Map Series title in the Map Book tab. You can limit the pages that are printed or exported in a number of ways–by specifying the page range in the dialog or by disabling pages interactively by clicking grid numbers. You can also use a tool that automatically disables grids based on scale or generated date.

Why do I want a Map Book? — If you want a complete, organized hard copy of CSEZ geographic data then you need a map book; that is based on data set and an index grid representing the pages. The index grid for a map book represents how the data set should be divided up at a more workable scale. For example in the case of CSEZ roads, the index grid would represent the individual pages of the roads. In which users can overlay a collection of pages of vacant lots, locators, structures, utilities, and etc. (based on the same layout).