Geographic Information System (GIS)

What Is GIS?

Components of a GIS map (geographic information system) is a framework for gathering, managing, and analyzing data. Rooted in the science of geography, GIS integrates many types of data. It analyzes spatial location and organizes layers of information into visualizations using maps and 3D scenes. With this unique capability, GIS reveals deeper insights into data, such as patterns, relationships, and situations—helping users make smarter decisions.

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Components of a GIS map

Components of a GIS map

City of Mont Belvieu Interactive Web Maps and ArcGIS Applications (click here)

  • Addresses        
  • Administrative Boundaries
  • Survey Reference
  • Community Facilities
  • Emergency Operations
  • Transportation
  • Land Use and Planning
  • Sanitary Sewer
  • Public Safety Boundaries
  • Drainage
  • Water Distribution
  • Parcel Information
  • Proposed Fiber Optic System

To ensure that you get the most out of this powerful technology, open our user guide (PDF) for assistance.

Using gis:

Mont Belvieu's Public GIS Website "About how many square feet is my lot?"

"How far is it from my house to the Eagle Pointe Recreation Center?"

"How can I learn more about City facilities?"

"What would be a good 3-mile route for my walking group?"

Mont Belvieu's Public GIS Website