Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Data that describes a characteristic, feature, or phenomena of, or in relation, to the Earth is termed spatial data. This kind of data plays a significant role in land-use planning because of the inherent spatial orientation of the discipline.
Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software, the Community Development Department can access spatial data that describe natural features, population, political jurisdictions and land use, to name a few. The city has data for municipal boundaries and related political jurisdictions, road centerlines, aerial photography, and other features.