GIS / Mapping

Geographic Information Systems

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) integrate hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information.  GIS allows us to view, understand, question, interpret, and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports, and charts. GIS benefits organizations of all sizes and in almost every industry through cost savings, increased efficiency, better decision making, improved communication and better recordkeeping.


The Central Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission’s GIS Department provides data management and mapping services to its member governments.  The GIS Department creates, maintains and distributes spatial information to assist our member governments with mapping and analysis needs.  Our services include preparing base maps, zoning maps, land use maps, thematic maps, redistricting maps, utility maps, and other maps in support of the Community Development, Economic Development, Grant Writing, Natural Resource Management, and Planning Departments.  The GIS department also prepares specialized mapping in support of the Central Alabama Rural Planning Organization (RPO) and state-contracted studies and inventories.


Ongoing GIS Projects at CARPDC:

    • Land Use and Housing database management and construction for comprehensive planning
    • Updating municipal limits, planning jurisdictions, police jurisdictions and zoning maps for member governments
    • Tri-county water systems mapping

For questions about mapping, data, or other services, please contact Greg Clark or call (334) 262-4300.