GIS / City Maps

GIS Contacts

Karl Klemm, GIS Specialist
klemmk@portagemi.gov
269-329-4429
Daniel Harrington, GIS, City Planner I
harringd@portagemi.gov
269-329-4479

GIS / City Map technology to display information geographically on a map

Geographic information art - globe and maps

The Geographic Information System (GIS) is technology used for analysis and display of information geographically on a map.  

The GIS system includes over 20 map overlays that show:
• historical aerial photographs;
• addresses and parcels;
• buildings and structures;
• roads and trails;
• school districts and voter precincts;
• floodplains, wetlands, and water bodies;
• soils and elevation contours;
• future land use, zoning districts and more.

GIS is used in day-to-day operations to assist with tax parcel mapping, emergency vehicle routing, utility system (sanitary sewer, water) maintenance, various permit applications and private development project processing and review.  

If further assistance is required, you may contact the Community Development Department at 329-4429.