Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a computer system of hardware and software that combines computer graphics with databases and enables users to store, analyze and display data linked to a spatial location.
The City uses GIS in some capacity in all ten departments. GIS is used daily by staff and citizens to view information about property ownership, zoning regulations, city limits, parks, neighborhoods, ground elevations, flood plain boundaries, aerial imagery and city infrastructures such as water and sewer lines to name a few. The City employs three positions that specialize in GIS: A GIS coordinator and one GIS Analyst in I.T., and a GIS Analyst in Utilities. Several other employees heavily specialize in GIS including a Utilities Specialist in Utilities and several users in Planning.
Printed city maps are available from the Public Works department in City Hall, (785) 832-3123.
- City Maps
- Request GIS Data Sets (Digital data requests are charged by staff time at $30/hour)
- Map / Digital Data Pricing
Micah Seybold, GIS Coordinator3rd Floor, City Hall
6 East 6th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone: (785) 832-3325