What is GIS?

 GIS combines layers of information about a place to give you a better understanding of that place. What layers of information you combine depends on your purpose—finding the best location for a new store, analyzing environmental damage, viewing similar crimes in a city to detect a pattern, and so on.  

Who uses GIS?

Surveyors, Realtors, Attorneys, Economic Developers, Emergency Services, Law Enforcement, Land Records, Utilities, Parks & Recreation, Board of Elections, Schools, Engineers, Tax Revaluation, Planning, Zoning, Health Department.  GIS is useful for all governmental agencies and has many public applications.

For more information on GIS check out  GIS.com.


Where can I get GIS data?

GIS data is available on the web for free from a number of sources.  Here are a couple of those sources.


DISCLAIMER: All data is compiled from recorded deeds, plats and other public records and data. Primary sources from which this data was compiled must be consulted for verification of information contained in the data. All information contained herein was created for the Township's internal use. Township of Sparta, its agents and employees shall not be held liable for any errors in the data. This includes errors of omission, commission, errors concerning the content of the data, and relative and positional accuracy of the data. This data cannot be construed to be a legal document