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Updated October 5, 2017

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Division develops and maintains geocoded electronic maps of the City. The GIS Division provides data and mapping services to all City departments. The City’s GIS maps enhance maintenance record keeping and facilitate planning for the future use of City resources and for future land development.

Development of the GIS database began with an inventory of City property by City crews using a Global Positioning System (GPS).

City employees also converted the existing hard-copy development maps of the entire City into digital format and then linked this information with GPS data, which had been collected to develop a computer simulation of the City which is exact to within less than 1 meter of accuracy. This work involved more than 16,000 parcels, 3,000 street segments, 50,000 GPS-collected City assets and 18,000 addresses.

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