Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
The Community Development department manages the City's GIS, providing a common platform for departments, and public, to access geospatial information. The integrity of this data is vital. Please feel free to notify the GIS Coordinator of any inconsistencies found in the information supplied, or for questions or feedback concerning operation of the following web mapping applications. Please follow the instructions at the bottom of this page to request data.
Interactive (Web Mapping) Applications
City Maps (.pdf)
- City Parks & Trails (4.6 mb)
- Streets (4.6 mb)
- Neighborhoods (4.5 mb)
- Ward Boundary / Voting Precincts (2.1 mb)
- Official Zoning District Classification Map (0.9 mb)
- Future Land Use Plan Map
- Special Tax & Finance District Map
- Special Sewer Districts Map
What is GIS and how is it important?
A geographic information system (GIS) lets us visualize, question, analyze, and interpret data to understand relationships, patterns, and trends. The GIS Coordinator is responsible for administration of the enterprise GIS platform, related services & outputs that provide the City with efficient, high-quality and accurate GIS data, customer service, coordination and technical support to meet the business needs of our city employees and the public.
The following are some of the benefits of GIS:
- Scale and spatial patterns can not be observed from tables and descriptions alone
- Cartographic maps allow visualization of information, making it easier to understand situational complexities and effectively solve problems
- Information commonly has a geographic component and when organized spatially, seemingly disparate information can be related in the context of a map
- Ready and reliable access to information improves operational efficiency & decision making ability
- Quality data is versatile and can be suited to requirements of both situational and comprehensive use
Data, reports and illustrations are available by request. Complete a 'GIS Information Request Form' to contact the GIS Coordinator for delivery. Data, reports & cartographic maps provided reflect the best information at the time of exchange/publication. Conditions can and do change rapidly, so no warranty or accuracy of completeness is expressed or implied.
Phone: (816) 892-3029
Fax: (816) 892-3079
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm