Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Community Development manages the City's GIS to provide a platform for departments, and the public to access geospatial information & functionality. The integrity of this data is vital, so 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.
It follows that any reliance on information offered is at your own risk. Conditions can and do change, so no warranty of accuracy or completeness is expressed or implied. Please contact the GIS Coordinator if you have questions regarding reliability or suitability for a specific use.
Interactive (Web Mapping) Applications
City Maps (.pdf)
- Public Parks & Trails
- Wards / Voting Precincts
- Zoning District Classifications
- Future Land Use Plan Map
- Special Tax & Financial Incentives
- Special Sewer District(s) Map
What is GIS and how is it important?
A geographic information system (GIS) provides users with tools to visualize, query, and analyze data to better understand relationships, patterns, and trends. The GIS Coordinator is responsible for administration of the enterprise GIS platform, related services & outputs that can provide the City with efficient, comprehensive & timely information, customer service, coordination and technical support to meet the business needs of staff, consultants and the public.
The following are some of the benefits of GIS:
- Scale, spatial patterns and site specific relevancy 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
Phone: (816) 892-3029
Fax: (816) 892-3079
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm