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, 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. To request geospatial data, please complete the request form at the bottom of this page.
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 provide the City with efficient, comprehensive & accurate 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
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