Geographic Information Systems
The City of Yakima implemented computerized mapping using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software in 1988. A service of the Information Systems Division with two primary staff persons, Geographic Information Systems has transformed and updated old paper maps into computer mapping layers that are easily shared citywide among staff and the public. A wide variety of information is available from the City of Yakima Geographic Information Systems. Software used in the City of Yakima Geographic Information Systems project includes ESRI ArcGIS Server and Desktop, Flex and other related products.
Geographic Information Systems has been used to support the mapping for all city departments and for a number of special studies. Mapping information is available in a two primary formats. The maps listed below in the Map Gallery are saved in a PDF format.
The City of Yakima GIS viewer allows you to look at and analyze a variety of data layers. You can locate properties by parcel number, situs address or geocoded address. Use the tools to navigate, identify or measure in the map window. Choose tools in the upper bar. The new features of this mapping application are faster drawing times, better cartography and more current data.