The City's Geographic Information System (GIS) is an organized collection of computer hardware, software, geographic data, and personnel dedicated to efficiently collect, store, update, analyze, and display all forms of geographically referenced data. Databases are central to our GIS and give us the ability to associate information with most features throughout the City. Data is constantly produced and updated. Visual representation of data, including high quality maps, charts, and spatial analysis reports, are presented to City officials to assist them in making timely decisions.
The GIS staff creates and maintains databases of global positioning system (GPS) coordinates and physical characteristics for components, such as fire hydrants, valves, manholes, and catch basins, in the City's utility systems. The GIS databases also contain valuable background information such as the zoning and land use of properties, property ownership and mailing address information, square footage of properties, subdivision plat and development names, and more, that allow the GIS team to easily produce customized digital and visual information (e.g., maps, charts, reports, mailing lists) for diverse purposes, whether they be the service crew trying to locate a water main break and affected customers; a City planner needing to know if a specific type of business is located within a 500-foot radius of a certain address; a City Commissioner reviewing the zoning around a school; or even a police officer determining whether or not a sexual predator is residing within the correct boundaries.
Flood Zone Map
Land Use Map
Street Maintenance Responsibility Map
Street Classifications Map