Welcome to the City of West Sacramento's GIS site. A Geographic Information System (GIS) incorporates spatial information, along with tabular data. This allows for the creation of visual maps and reports that show both the map and the associated data. GIS is intended to simplify the ability to view, analyze, manage, and distribute information. Since many decisions about the environment, planning, safety, land use, general planning, and population relate geographically, many agencies have had a long interest in the development and implementation of GIS.
The City's GIS program is centered in the Information Technology Division of the City Manager's Office. Our key goals are to maintain and provide high-quality spatial data to City Departments and the public, offer mapping services to citizens through our on-line mapping applications, and provide data to venders for citywide projects.
The City of West Sacramento uses GIS and computer aided design and drafting (CADD) software to distribute and create data. CADD is used to generate and maintain data layers. For example, parcels, streets, and fire hydrant locations. GIS is used to combine these data layers with database information to create intelligent maps.
This site is designed to allow the user to explore maps and information about the City of West Sacramento. Users will be able to locate information regarding parcels, zoning, streets, property profiles, crime statistics, fire station locations, city hall, schools, and parks. Much of the data is available for download through the "GIS Downloads" portion of this site. Please abide by the disclaimers that apply to the different types of data made available.
Data found throughout this site will be updated frequently. See the GIS Downloads section of this site for more information pertaining to current data sets. Goals:
- Offer new opportunities for in-house analysis
- Provide each City Department with the ability to obtain information more rapidly
- Create a system that will reduce maintenance costs, eliminate redundancy, and increase productivity
- Establish system standards that will insure system compatibility with outside agencies
- Foster interdepartmental coordination and cooperation, thereby avoiding interdepartmental
conflict and assuring the most effective use of GIS resources
- Provide the public easy access to city services through mapping applications
- Create a user friendly system accessible to the public via the Internet
- Quick access to data
- Centralization of information
- Querying capabilities from databases and legacy systems
- Inventory of infrastructure
- Map emergency response resources
- Shared information between departments
- Eliminate redundant efforts between departments and agencies