Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Geographic Information Systems Technology
A geographic information system is a computer-based tool for mapping and analyzing things that exist and events that happen on earth. GIS technology integrates common database operations such as query and statistical analysis with the unique visualization and geographic analysis benefits offered by maps. These abilities distinguish GIS from other information systems and make it valuable to a wide range of public and private enterprises for explaining events, predicting outcomes, and planning strategies.
Monroe County Geographic Information Systems
The Monroe County Planning Division uses the Michigan Geographic Framework, a series of data sets combining Michigan Geographic Framework (MGF) and the Census Bureau's Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) system.
These geographic information data sets allow the user to create maps of Monroe County or portions thereof, depicting a wide variety of features such as hydrology, roads, address ranges, bodies of water, municipal and school district boundaries, Census tracts, and blocks, etc., individually or in combination.
Browse GIS links for various cities, villages, and townships in the County.
The Monroe County Community Planning has many files which are of a historical nature. For example, we have aerial photography for Monroe County dating back to 1940.
Locate and learn about services for older adults in Monroe County.
An interactive map providing information regarding resources for veterans in Monroe County.
An interactive map providing information regarding job openings in Monroe County.