The City of Fond du Lac utilizes Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to manage and analyze data sets that have geographic relationships, which allows for the efficient delivery of services to citizens. A GIS is a computer-based system that links locational and database information (i.e. "geospatial" data), enabling users to visualize patterns, relationships, and trends. GIS provides the ability to answer questions that would otherwise be challenging to solve.
The City maintains numerous GIS data sets, and also utilizes data from outside sources, such as Fond du Lac County. Both the City and County work together wherever possible in order to promote efficiency, productivity, and minimize costs. In example, the City and County coordinate in maintaining and sharing land record data, as well as with contracting airborne data collections for imagery and LiDAR.
Outside of land record data, the City also maintains administrative, emergency response, environmental, recreation, transportation, and utility information. Examples of utility data include sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and the City water distribution system. Maintaining emergency response data allows the Fire Department to quickly respond to incidents, locate the nearest fire hydrants, and identify where gas and electrical shutoffs are located on the property. Recreation data, such as trails and parks, can be analyzed together with other data sets to identify areas where additional bike and pedestrian facilities can and should be constructed.
Many digital maps in Adobe Acrobat format can be found by selecting the “Maps” link on the left side of this page. Some of these include parcel, floodplain, zoning, and recreation maps, as well as historic maps dating back to the 1800's. There are also transportation maps showing City bus routes, as well as service maps showing solid waste collection routes.
You can return to this page at any time by selecting "Departments -- GIS/Maps" from the menu at the top of this website.
Use the ”GIS/Maps Search” or navigation at the left to locate information, calendar events, important documents and resource links.