Geographic Information Systems

A Geographic Information System (GIS)  is a set of computer hardware and software that uses geographic data taken from maps, GPS units, satellites, and aerial imagery and connects those features with a database in order to manage, maintain, analyze, and display multiple types of information.

Departments and services utilizing GIS include Public Works, City Planners, Emergency Services, Neighborhood & Tourism, Economic Development and the Public at large.

Online Maps
We now have our online maps ready for viewing. Also, check out our links for information on GIS, Geography, and local resources for information.

If you have a request for As-Builts or GIS data, please use the GIS Request Form

November 18, 2015

On GIS Day, the City of Cedar Hill showcased its GIS in action! A map gallery was on display in the Government Center lobby, and several Cedar Hill ISD schools participated with projects and classroom demonstrations.

CHISD Administration, Principals, and students participated by taking part in a GIS location activity which used social media, with the help of our GIS Coordinator.
  • Participating campuses used GIS resources provided by the City of Cedar Hill Public Works Department.
  • Cedar Hill Collegiate Academy and Cedar Hill Collegiate High School participated in a scavenger hunt using clues to pinpoint locations, and then plotted their findings on a map.
  • Cedar Hill High School Ninth Grade Center created a population pyramid using Google Street images, related findings to current world events.
  • Cedar Hill ISD students from participating campuses also viewed the GIS Day Video and visited with our GIS Coordinator who was able to answer questions about GIS.
Thank you for helping to make GIS Day a success!