I am not very experienced with GIS development so please excuse my newbie question.
I need to be able to find out which county and legislative district a given address falls in and I was told that GIS would be a good solution for this. I have shape files for both the counties and legislative districts for my state and I also have software that will geocode the address and give me a lat/long. I just don't know how to use both of these items together to return the data. I do not need a user interface or any visual maps to display. I would just like to pass in the lat/long as variables and get the county and district back as variables.
I know there is a lot of free GIS software out there, but I am terribly confused when I try to figure out what software would work for my requirements.
If anyone has experience doing something like this, I would appreciate the help. Thanks
Edited by Jaguar3310 on 04/13/09 08:21 AM.