Geographic Information System (GIS)

A Geographic Information System (GIS) is about more than maps - it’s about the meaning behind the maps. GIS enables you to envision the geographic aspects of multitudes of data. Basically, it lets you query or analyze a database and receive the results visually in the form of a map. View the Map Gallery.

What GIS Does

A few widely known examples of GIS are online mapping sites such as Google Earth and MapQuest, but they also are essential analytic tools for scientists, public agencies and businesses. These data systems integrate maps with other information, such as land use planning, crime analysis, or project planning, to name a few. It allows users to get a picture of how given data relates to a location and help city planners assess the environmental and economic effects of their policies and make better decisions. Information can be a double-edged sword. 


As GIS applications emerge, some people worry that easy access to data about their property might threaten their privacy or security. It’s important to remember that most GIS applications use publicly available data and adhere to strict privacy guidelines. GIS also consistently delivers a return on investment including the following that we use to provide excellent customer service to our residents and visitors:

  • Better decision making
  • Cost avoidance
  • Increased accuracy
  • Productivity
  • Revenue
  • Time savings


We provide the following services:

  • Addressing
  • Application Development
  • Asset Inventory
  • Database Design and Management
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Collection
  • Data Conversion
  • Data Creation
  • Data Exports
  • Field Verification
  • Geocoding
  • Inter-local Communications and Data Sharing
  • Map Creation
  • Media - Hard Copy
  • Mobile Data Integration
  • Presentations
  • Public Information Request
  • Software and Hardware Research
  • Software Maintenance
  • Training/Workshops
  • Website Design and Management

GIS Disclaimer

The geographic information system (GIS) material is made available as a public service. Maps and data are to be used for reference purposes only and the Village of Wellington (“VOW”), is not responsible for any inaccuracies herein contained. The information contained on the cadastral maps is used to locate, identify, and inventory parcels of land in the VOW, for reference purposes only and is not to be construed or used as a "legal description.” As such, the maps or GIS product used should not be relied upon for establishing locations for buildings, fences, or other improvements to property. They should not be used as the basis for determining the suitability of new subdivisions or the establishment of addresses. Please note the VOW only maintains active data within the village limits for the VOW. Contact Palm Beach County GIS for current data in the surrounding county areas and other municipalities, as appropriate. The maps and GIS products contained herein were prepared for use by the VOW for its internal purposes only and were not designed or intended for general use by the members of the public. The VOW makes no representation of warranty as to their accuracy, and in particular, their accuracy in labeling, dimensions, contours, property boundaries, or placement or location of any map features thereon. THE VOW MAKES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE COMPLETENESS OR ACCURACY OF THE DATA CONTAINED HEREIN, THAT SUCH DATA WILL MEET END USER’S REQUIREMENTS OR IS FIT FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, THAT THE DATA WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, OR THAT ANY DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED WITH RESPECT TO THESE MAP OR GIS PRODUCTS.  By using these map or GIS products, you acknowledge that you accept same AS IS, WITH ALL FAULTS, and assume all responsibility for the use thereof, and you further waive and discharge the VOW, its officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, elected officials, successors and assigns (the “Released Parties”) and hold the Released Parties harmless from and against all claims, demands, damages, liabilities, causes of action, legal or administrative proceedings, judgments, interest, attorney’s fees, costs and expenses, whether at trial or appellate levels or otherwise, arising from or relating to any use of these map and GIS products.  Independent verification of all data contained herein should be obtained by any user of the map or GIS products. The VOW disclaims and shall not be held liable for any and all damage, loss, or liability, whether direct, indirect or consequential, that arise from or relate to these map or GIS products or the use thereof by any person or entity.  Further, by using these map and GIS products, you agree that this Disclaimer and Release is governed by Florida law and venue for all actions or disputes arising from or relating to this Disclaimer and Release shall lie in Palm Beach County, Florida.