Geographic/Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) incorporates data, software and hardware to capture, display, analyze, and manage spatially referenced information. A few advantages to utilizing GIS includes improved communication, enhanced record keeping, cost savings, increased efficiency, and better decision making. Global Positioning System (GPS) is a system of earth-orbiting earth satellites that allow users to determine their exact locations on the earth. In the past, we have used Trimble GPS units to gather data in the field. Now we are using Collector for ArcGIS to collect data using mobile devices.
Parks and Recreation Department's (PARD) has an extensive GIS database that supports the department as a whole and other City of Austin Departments. PARD uses GIS for asset and maintenance management, park planning and design, parkland dedication, community gardens, mowing schedules and locations, navigational features, forestry, historic resources, etc. GPS is used to collect field data like existing amenities, facilities, infrastructure, and proposed amenities.
Interactive Maps to view/search for Parks, Facilities, Amenities, Trails, Council Districts, PARD Service Districts, and PARD Maintained/Unowned Properties.
**Can be used using a mobile device or PC**
Interactive Map Series
Facility Services and 311 Mapping Application
Kiosk Maps to view:
The products above are for informational purposes and may not have been prepared for or be suitable for legal, engineering or surveying purposes. They do not represent an on-the-ground survey and represent only the approximate relative location of property boundaries.
These products have been produced by the City of Austin for the sole purpose of geographic reference. No warranty is made by the City of Austin regarding specific accuracy or completeness.