Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
» Main GIS site. Contains most GIS layers and various tools for search and analysis. Just click "Accept" to enter the site.
Welcome to the City of Stillwater GIS Division. We are the steward of the City’s GIS data. We are responsible for its development as well as its daily and long-term maintenance. We provide various geographic analysis and mapping services to support city departments.GIS is a division of the Information Technology Department.
What is GIS?
A GIS (Geographic Information System) is a computer system capable of assembling, storing, manipulating, analyzing and displaying geographically referenced information, i.e., data identified according to their locations. Simply put, a GIS combines layers of information about a place to give you a better understanding of that place. The layers of information you combine depends on your purpose. Some common examples include the following:
- Finding the best location for a new store
- Analyzing environmental damage
- Viewing similar crimes in a city to detect a pattern
The City of Stillwater provides access to GIS and map information via the Internet through its interactive mapping links. Using a web browser, you can view a variety of geographic and related tabular information for various locations throughout the City.
- Main GIS site. Contains most GIS layers and various tools for search and analysis. Just click "Accept" to enter the site.
- Sex Offender Map. Shows where registered offenders are not allowed to reside.
- ESRI Shape Files. Software such as WinZip is needed to uncompressed the data and special GIS software, such as ESRI ArcGIS Explorer is needed to view the data.
Custom mapping service is available to customers who have specific requirements for map size, scale, design, and content. Typically, we will create a custom map when a customer wishes to convey a specific message, display the results of geographic analysis, or when the underlying geographic data must be created or manipulated in some way before being placed on the map.
Custom maps rely on the GIS cartographer's skillful use of GIS analysis techniques combined with proficiency with GIS software and programming languages. Please refer to City’s standard fee schedule for cost estimate.
The information and maps shown via GIS are compiled from various sources and subject to constant revision. These maps should not be used to determine the relationship of various facilities to property lines, streets, buildings, etc. This is an advisory tool and is intended to be used for general public inquiry only. The data is for informational purposes only and should not be substituted for a true engineering work, property appraisal, survey, or for zoning verification. The City assumes no legal responsibility for the information contained in this data.
Note that some data layers and/or data attributes that are specific to the internal business of City departments, that are sensitive in nature, that are copy righted by other companies, or that are not accessible to GIS are not available for viewing or download.
- Visit the Document Center's Maps section for commonly requested city maps in a .pdf format.