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What is GIS?
GIS is an information system that allows data to be analyzed spatially. GIS links graphic features (subdivision lot) with non-graphic data (a record in a database that stores owner information, sale date, assessed value, etc…). In a GIS, spatial relationships between map features can be analyzed such as which lots are within 300 feet of a selected lot. Also, spatial relationships can be created by overlaying multiple layers to answer questions like:

What fire and police jurisdiction is a location in?
Is the location in an area prone to flooding?
What land use and zoning is allowed at a location?
What day is the trash and garbage picked up at a location?

Role of GIS Department?
The GIS Department has the following responsibilities:
  • Provide City departments with accurate spatial information and analysis tools.
  • Create and maintain GIS layers in a central database accessible by the City network.
  • Produce customized maps for City departments on request.
  • Spatially enable department databases.
  • Integrate GIS into the IT Enterprise.
  • Support City personnel with GIS software and training.
  • Develop web-mapping applications for City departments and public.
  • Develop customized applications for automating GIS processes such as data manipulation and redundant mapping.
  • Provide technical and operational support for GIS-related hardware and software.
  • Provide maps and GIS data to City supported projects and contractors.
  • Create a secure environment for sensitive GIS layers.
  • Backup spatial database and project files for offsite storage.
  • Make maps and GIS data available to local agencies.
  • Provide mapping and GIS data for emergency planning and response.
  • Make standardized maps available to the public and City departments.
What GIS data does the City have available?
Click on the following link to get a list.

What GIS software does the City use?
We use ArcGIS by ESRI.

How can I get a copy of the City's GIS data?
You can Download or Order various GIS layers.

What formats are available?
Shapefile or DXF.

Do I have to get a copy of the data in order to look at it?
No. You can go to our Web Mapping site to map the data using your internet browser.