Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Welcome to the City of Hinesville GIS & Mapping Services
Geographic information and maps are very important to all operations in the City of Hinesville and are used on a daily basis to support City departments such as Planning, Police, Parks and Recreation, Fire, Public Works, and the City Council. GIS technologies provide a visual and geographical platform for managing City operations and provide a framework for information sharing. This enhances the ability of City government personnel to efficiently support important City functions such as asset management, natural and cultural resources management, and public safety.
What is GIS?
A geographic information system (GIS) is a system designed to store, retrieve, manage, process, analyze, share, and present various types of geospatial related data. It can be broadly applied in a wide spectrum of industries to help you answer and solve geographically based questions and problems. GIS data have two important components: the geo component contains real-world location information (the where) and the attributes provide details about the data (the what). A GIS allows you to not only create pretty or cartographically appealing thematic maps, but it can also help reveal patterns, identify clusters, and discover relationships with its powerful geo-processing capabilities.
Did you know?
Each year, we celebrate GIS Day in November as part of Geography Awareness Week. GIS Day started in
1999 as an educational event for GIS users to showcase their projects that have real-world applications. Opening their doors to schools, businesses, and the public, GIS users and vendors demonstrate the benefits of GIS and how it makes a difference in our society. Today, GIS Day is recognized globally with events occurring in dozens of countries.
The GIS Office has several web applications that increases transparency and help you interact with our local government. These applications allow you to view the most updated data we maintain. (The online maps and apps are only accessible in the United States and Canada. If you are outside those regions, please submit any GIS requests through email.)
GIS News & Updates
2021/11/24 - Want to know how City Council Districts are changing with the latest Census count? Check out information here and leave us any comments you have!
2021/11/04 - Mark your calendar for our annual virtual GIS Day on Nov. 17, 2021! Follow our Event Page for updates!
2020/08/21 - The GIS Office has been working with T.R. Long Engineering, P.C. on prioritizing and designing sidewalk projects along the bus route. Check out our Story Map for details.
2019/12/18 - Check out our newly-launched Zoning Petitions app and Developments Tracker app, data provided by Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission. The apps are also accessible through our main online maps/apps page.
2019/10/15 - Hinesville GIS Office is co-hosting our annual GIS Day with Liberty County on November 15, 2019. Click here for more details.
2019/08/15 - Are you ready for the hurricane season? Check out our Evacuation & Cyclones app.
2019/08/08 - Check out our newly-launched business search app (also accessible through our main online maps/apps page.
2019/03/11 - Check out our newly-launched road closure app map (also accessible through our main online maps/apps page.
2018/12/07 - New flood zones issued by FEMA became effective on December 7, 2018. Check if your property is affected by the updates here. If you have any questions, please contact the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission at (912) 408-2030.