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

Wellington provides the data within these pages for your personal use "as is." This information is derived from multiple sources which may, in part, not be current, be outside the control of Wellington, and may be of dubious accuracy. The areas depicted by these maps are approximate, and are not necessarily accurate to surveying or engineering standards. Wellington makes no warranty or guaranty as to the content, accuracy, timeliness, or completeness of any of the data provided, and assumes no legal responsibility for the information contained on this map. Users of this map are notified that the public primary information source should be consulted for verification of the information contained on this map.

Contact Us

Please email the GIS staff of any discrepancies.