The Geographic Information System (GIS) Division creates, collects and maintains geographic data.
What is a GIS?Simply put, a GIS is no more than a computer system that uses digital maps and tables of data together and correlates them along a common theme, geography. Examples of table-based geographic data includes your country, state, county, city, zip code, address, parcel identification number, and street intersections.
A GIS may be used to produce maps, however this is not its primary function. The true benefit of GIS is the ability to analyze data and draw conclusions from that data. These analyses can then be presented as maps, charts, and reports.
The Village began creating, collecting, and updating geographic data in December 1998. An agreement with the DuPage County GIS Data Processing Department has allowed the Village to obtain data about Lisle and quickly begin using this data throughout all Village departments.
Why a GIS for the Village of Lisle?
Most of the functions the Village performs on a daily basis deal with geographic information. Many of the decisions village staff make are influenced by some fact of local geography. Making up to date and accurate geographical information available can help improve and expedite the decision making process. This also allows staff to analyze data in ways that were previously labor intensive or impossible.
Supporting Village departments is the primary duty of the GIS division. However services are also provided to the public through the annual street map and zoning map, a survey control monument network, and an internet GIS viewer.
Using the Village of Lisle Internet Geographic Viewer assumes a complete understanding of the Village of Lisle Geographic Information System (GIS) Digital Data and Distribution Disclaimer by all Users. The Disclaimer may be viewed here.
The goal of the Village of Lisle GIS is to maintain and make updates to a comprehensive spatial database capable of serving the needs of all Village employees, and in turn, helping them to provide improved services to the citizens of Lisle.
If you have any questions regarding the Village of Lisle GIS, please contact the Village of Lisle at (630) 271-4178.
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