Geographic Information System (GIS)

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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. (Credit:

What Information Will I Find?

  • Addresses
  • Administrative Boundaries
  • Survey Reference
  • Community Facility
  • Emergency Operations
  • Transportation
  • Land Use and Planning
  • Sanitary Sewer
  • Public Safety Boundaries
  • Drainage
  • Water Distribution
  • Parcel Information
  • MB Link (Fiber Optic Network System)

How Do I Use It?

We've put together a great User Guide (PDF) to help you navigate this powerful technology. But, if you still need help finding what you're looking for, email Kayla or call 281-576-2213.

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
GIS layer visualization

Parcels: Land ownership boundaries.

Zoning: Boundaries defined for planning purposes.

Topography: Natural and artificial physical features.

Wetlands: Bodies of water.

Demographics: Population data.

Land Cover: Natural or man-made vegetation or building construction over an area.

Imagery: Pictures taken from satellites over an area.

Basemap: Background setting of a map.