Many of the Village’s most basic services rely on accurate and up-to-date land information. It’s been estimated that as much as 90% of the information that municipal government consumes on a day-to-day basis is geographic in nature.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) incorporates geographical features with databases and tables. Such as; addresses, parcels, zoning, utilities, roadways, trees, street signs, census data, wards, land use, floodplains, air photos, districts, and much more. The GIS department manages/creates Village-wide spatial databases, provides training in use of the GIS systems, and provides mapping support for all Village departments and Village leaders. This helps to create a more efficient and knowledgeable operating government. The data is used for decision making for planning and management of Village services including public works, community development, police services, public utilities, parks and recreation, administration, and etc.
The Village of Ashwaubenon GIS Department shares data, receives data, and works in cooperation with other Wisconsin governmental agencies such as Brown County, City of Green Bay, City of De Pere, Village of Howard, Wisconsin DOT, and many others. The GIS department is an active member of the Wisconsin Land Information Association (WLIA) and the Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA).
Numerous awards have been bestowed upon the Village of Ashwaubenon GIS Department from the Wisconsin Land Information Association and the Wisconsin Association of Consulting Engineers for the extent/quality of the system and for the creative/innovative use of small funding for the Villages’ GIS system.
The public can gain access to the Villages’ GIS data by:
- Downloading PDF maps from the Village of Ashwaubenon’s website
- Utilizing the Villages Internet Mapping Service (IMS) Access Ashwaubenon
- Stopping into the Public Works department at the village hall and requesting needed information