The purpose of the GIS division is to provide accurate and complete spatial data for the City of Bozeman. The GIS division will use this data to stimulate intelligent growth and management decisions while promoting the use of electronic data publicly in a fair, efficient, and effective manner. Please review our core areas of interest for a more in-depth look at what we do.
Most information has a geographical component (e.g., water lines, historic districts, schools, and zoning boundaries to name only a few). In February of 2000 the City of Bozeman began implementing a computerized mapping system to record and maintain information specific to a variety of assets in an effort to more efficiently and effectively manage the overwhelming amount of data associated with our infrastructure (e.g., maintenance history, overlap with other projects, and development processes). These digital layers can also be linked to existing databases such as billing information, street conditions, and fire hydrant flow data. The possibilities of visualizing data and retrieval of information are endless. A complete list of data layers is available. New maps, data and applications are being added all the time, so check back often for updates.
"Opening government and sharing data through GIS are strengthening democratic processes and the health of our nation. By leveraging government IT correctly, we can have a better business atmosphere, achieve more prosperous economic development, consider the environment more effectively, and have open communication and citizen engagement with government agencies." - Jack Dangermond, founder and president of ESRI.