The Geospatial Information Services Office is responsible for coordinating the City's geospatial resources such as aerial imagery and geographic data for internal use and public viewing. The City of Columbia continues to develop and integrate new sources of geospatial information and to acquire high quality digital aerial photography.
The City of Columbia has a history of GIS use and inter-agency cooperation in geospatial resource development. This includes serving as a test site for the U.S. Census Bureau “TIGER” file in 1988 and joining with the County of Boone and Boone Electric Cooperative in the Shared GIS Consortium. The City of Columbia also collaborates and contracts with the University of Missouri on projects through the Geographic Resources Center (GRC) and the Center for Applied Research and Environmental Systems (CARES) Community Issues Management (CIM).
The GIS Office strives to integrate geospatial information available from City, County, State and Federals sources for public use and mapping. The following table provides links and descriptions to a variety of map and data products:
|Columbia City View web map||Explore the city through an interactive map.|
|City Map Source||Many of the most requested maps from all City departments in a ready to print PDF format. Some maps are provided in Google map format for easy online viewing.|
|Map Compendium||A listing of all PDF format maps available on the City web site with links .|
|GIS Use Policy & Conditions||The City of Columbia policy on sharing geospatial data and the conditions under which it may be used.|
|Geospatial Resources||Links to on-line maps, Community Issues Management (CIM), GIS data and digital aerial photography for Columbia and Boone County.|
|Download City of Columbia and Google Earth GIS files.|
|Natural Resources Inventory||Land cover and tree canopy maps for the Columbia Metro Area.|
If you cannot find the maps or data that you are looking for, contact us.
We appreciate hearing about the types of maps and geospatial data that you find useful and would like to have made available on this site. Please contact the Geospatial Information Services Office with your suggestions via email or phone at (573) 874-7304.