What is GIS?
It is a Geographic Information or Geographical Information System (GIS). In the strictest sense, GIS is a computer system capable of integrating, storing, editing, analyzing, sharing, and displaying geographically-referenced information. In a more generic sense, GIS is a tool that allows users to create interactive queries, analyze the spatial information, and edit data. The city uses
What is the Landbase?
A GIS map displaying public and city owned right-of-ways, alleys, properties, easements, dimensions, street names and documentation. This map is built from legally recorded documents such as subdivision plats, ordinances, resolutions, and ownership deeds.
What is a Quarter Section Map?
A map displaying the Landbase in one quarter of one section, measuring a half mile squared (width and length) or 160 acres. The city has identified quarter sections with a numbering system giving each a unique number. Ex. QS10-27. The QS stands for quarter section, the first two numbers represent a vertical location, the last two number represent a horizontal location. See the QS-Index map to find your quarter section.
What do these symbols, abbreviation and hatching mean?
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Abbreviations The hatching on the map is a visual representation of an unapproved lot split determined by the
Planning and Development Service Department
What type of easements are mapped?
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Valid Easement Types
What type of recorded deeds are mapped?
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Valid Recorded Deeds
How can I get a copy of: GIS data, Quarter Section Maps, Aerials?
Central Records sells all related data.
What formats are available?
GDB – File GeoDatabase
SHP – Shapefile
DWG – Drawingfile
DXF – Drawing Exchange Format