The City of Fond du Lac utilizes Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to facilitate the ability to manage, analyze and improve delivery of services to citizens. A Geographic Information System is a computer based system that links locational and database information enabling users to visualize patterns relationships and trends. Basically, GIS is a combination of computer based mapping and information which help people answer real world questions.
We maintain GIS data as well as use data from outside sources such as Fond du Lac County. The types of data we have ranges from aerial photography and elevation contours to zoning and sewers. This data is used to produce digital and hard copy maps as well as GIS documents used for specific analysis or tasks. For example the Fire Department uses GIS to pin point the location of incidents, find the closest fire hydrant and determine the potential impact to adjacent properties.
Many digital maps can be found on the “Maps” or “Parcel Maps” tab on the left side of the screen. These maps can help you learn such things as when curbside recycling is picked up or what Fond du Lac looked like in the 1800’s.
The City’s GIS staff is part of the Engineering Division in the Department of Public Works.
Use the ”GIS/Maps Search” or navigation at the left to locate information, calendar events, important documents and resource links.