Geographic Information System

What is GIS?
A geographic information system (GIS) is a computer-based tool for mapping and analyzing all types of geographical information. GIS technology allows for unique visualization 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 and planning strategies.

GIS and the City of Sherman

Current Status:
The City of Sherman started the GIS project in 2009 with the goal of increasing efficiency and improving customer service. There are many useful applications of the GIS map including; the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), city districts and county divisions, the location and boundaries of all city parks, property zoning information, the city limits and surrounding extraterritorial jurisdictions (ETJ), and location of all city public safety facilities.

Benefits of the application
  • Locate public schools and other points of interests within the city.
  • Bulk waste & brush program pickup schedule.
  • Location of voting precincts for registered voters.
  • Help people and enterprises look into zoning and development.
  • Helps residents or future property owners determine if they are in the floodplain, city limits or ETJ.
  • Public availability through internet.
  • Reduction in time spent researching information for city employees and the public.
  • Ability to share information with the public through the Internet.
View the GIS interactive map