A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer resource that makes map creation and information retrieval efficient and easy. Land Surveying and GIS are acutely intertwined. Ground locations of infrastructure and land parcels are surveyed using GPS/Satellite Positioning or conventional surveying methods which are mapped directly into the GIS.
The GIS/Land Surveying Department performs topographic surveys and boundary surveys as well as provide technical information for large scale drainage studies.
From assisting the legal department with complex land transactions to setting elevations for cross drains, the GIS/Land Surveying Department has become an important component for projects in nearly every department of the City of Berea.
Some examples of available Berea GIS data include roads, buildings, tax parcels, water lines, street lights and aerial photographs. This Department provides mapping and GIS services for all city departments, engineers, and the public.