GIS & Analytics


The Town maintains a large catalog of GIS data which helps support the efforts of Town staff. This information is collected, maintained, and analyzed by multiple departments including Engineering, Planning, Public Works, and others.

What is GIS? A GIS (Geographic Information System) is a computer system capable of assembling, storing, manipulating, and displaying geographically referenced information, i.e. data identified according to their locations. Simply put, a GIS combines layers of information about a place to give you a better understanding of that place. The layers of information you combine depends on your purpose.

GIS data and analysis are currently being used by the Town in a number of different ways. These include to better plan for growth, inventory and maintain public infrastructure, improve coordination with neighboring jurisdictions, and provide better and more efficient public services. Likewise, the Town of Chapel Hill is dedicated to providing citizens with access to this geographic information as well.


The Town of Chapel Hill provides this information to the general public and has not customized the information for any specific purpose. The information contained was generated from GIS data maintained by different sources and agencies. Some limitations may apply based upon restrictions imposed by other sources or agencies supplying data to the Town. Areas depicted by these digital products are approximate, and are not necessarily accurate to mapping, surveying, or engineering standards. These digital products are for illustration purposes only, are not suitable for site-specific decision making, are subject to constant changes, and may not be complete, accurate or current. Any specific coordinates may be in error by several hundred feet or more. A digital layer may have registration errors and not overlay with other data layers correctly.

The Town provides this information with the understanding that it is not guaranteed to be accurate, correct or complete. Conclusions drawn from this information are the responsibility of the user. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy, correctness and timeliness of the materials presented. However, the Town assumes no responsibility in the event that any information is incorrect. The Town assumes no liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of incomplete, incorrect or omitted information, even if the Town is advised of the possibility that the information may not be accurate.

The user of this information assumes all liability for his/her dependence on this information and assumes responsibility for the information.

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