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Maptitude Mapping Software for Local Government

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GIS Software for Municipal Government

Maptitude is the most cost-effective GIS software available. It is now affordable for any level of government to produce and update the maps they need.

Maptitude maps are a great way to share planning information with the public. The reports are simple to create, and they are in an easy-to-understand format. The software is a valuable tool for:

  • city planners,
  • zoning officials,
  • tax assessors,
  • school administrators,
  • and other government officials

For example:

  • Assessors can map parcels and identify properties
  • School departments can create school districts based on demographic trends
  • School transportation staff can plan bus school bus routes
  • Conservation commissions can:
    • map environmentally sensitive zones and buffers
    • track invasive species
    • monitor wildlife habitats
  • Municipal departments can inventory infrastructure
  • Planners can identify areas for economic development or open space preservation
  • Highway departments can plan for road closures, detours, and maintenance
  • Emergency management departments can:
    • visualize the impact of flooding or landslides
    • identify prime locations for emergency shelters
    • assess neighborhood response times

Included with Maptitude are the Census Place and County Subdivision outlines. These come from the U.S. Census Bureau for mapping cities, towns, and municipalities. You can also use Maptitude to access and display data from numerous other sources and formats.

A city map created with mapping software for municipal goverment that uses colors to show the mix of commercial and residential land use in each block group

Maptitude mapping sotware for municipal government - Map comparing land use mix of Neighborhood Commercial vs. Single-Family Residential

A neighborhood map created with map software for municipal government that shows the location of utility poles where the poles are shown in different colors to indicate the type of pole

Maptitude map sotware for municipal government: Use Maptitude to inventory and manage infrastructure such as sewers, catchbasins, and utility poles

A school district plan for a town with four schools and each district is labeled with the population as calculated by map software for local government

Map sotware for local government: Use the Maptitude Territory Manager can be used to plan school districts

A map showing the school bus routes that service a school created with GIS solutions for local government

GIS solutions for local government: Use the Maptitude routing tools to plan municipal bus routes or school bus routes

PSSG How PSSG Used Maptitude to Create New Police Districts
As population growth and changes led to an imbalance in the workloads of police districts, the San Francisco Police Department needed to redraw the police districts, taking into account a large amount of data, such as the number of service calls and incidents, response time, population, and the location of key infrastructure.
Entropy Land Use Mix How to Measure "Land Use Mix" using Entropy in Maptitude
Land use mix calculations are useful to local municipalities in quantifying access to services. The tool looks at a specific land use category and compares that to other types within the same geography. This entropy measure quantifies the balance of types using a score of 0 to 1 to describe equitable access.

Municipality Redistricting Solutions

Many municipalities need to redraw municipal ward and district boundaries. This is done after the decennial Federal Census. Municipal redistrictingis influenced by:

  • Constitutional doctrines
  • Judicially mandated standards
  • Voting laws
  • Local law

The City/County Edition of Maptitude for Redistricting is the best software to get the local government redistricting done. This version comes with the data for your city or county, all ready to use.

Long Beach, California council district boundaries shown on a map created with a GIS for municipalities

Municipal GIS FAQs:

How is GIS used in local government?

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are powerful tools that are used in many different fields, including local government. In local government, GIS is often used for a variety of purposes, including mapping and spatial analysis. This allows local governments to make informed decisions about the use of resources and the allocation of resources in their communities. For example, GIS can be used to create maps that show the location of schools, hospitals, and other important facilities, as well as to identify areas that may be in need of additional resources or support. Additionally, GIS can be used to help local governments plan for and respond to emergencies, such as natural disasters or public health crises. Overall, GIS is a valuable tool that helps local governments to better understand and serve their communities.

What are 3 ways that governments can use GIS information?

1. Governments can use GIS information to analyze and map demographic data, such as population density, income levels, and age distribution. This can help governments to identify trends and patterns in their communities, and to plan for the provision of services and infrastructure accordingly.

2. Governments can use GIS information to manage land use and zoning. By mapping land use patterns, governments can identify areas that may be suitable for development, and can also track changes in land use over time. This information can be used to support planning and zoning decisions, and to ensure that land is used in a sustainable and responsible manner.

3. Governments can use GIS information to track and respond to environmental hazards, such as air and water pollution, natural disasters, and climate change. By analyzing spatial data, governments can identify areas that are at risk, and can develop strategies to mitigate these risks and protect the health and safety of their communities.

These are just a few examples of the ways that governments can use GIS information. Other potential uses include transportation planningpublic safety and emergency management, and economic development.

How do I see only my municipality and hide map features outside my area of interest?

Follow the steps in this video to learn how to create a mask.

How do I outline or highlight my city or municipality?

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There are many benefits when you use Maptitude map software for municipal government:

√  Maptitude is the easiest-to-use full featured mapping software and includes powerful tools

√  Maptitude has no subscription fees and supports secure off-line data storage

√  Maptitude provides fully customizable maps with unlimited point icons

√  Maptitude has unlimited pin-mapping/geocoding

√  Maptitude includes free mapping data and demographics covering everything from population statistics to business locations, postal/ZIP Codes, and more!

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