GIS & Maps

The Village of Arlington Heights is excited to bring to your fingertips the useful technology of GIS - - Geographic Information Systems. In 2017 the Village joined the GIS Consortium, an organization of Chicago-area communities unified by a common goal: to share resources, information, staffing, and technology so that municipalities can optimize the value of geographic information systems (GIS).

What Is GIS? 

A geographic information system (GIS) lets us visualize, question, analyze, and interpret data to understand relationships, patterns, and trends. GIS connects a community database to a geographic location, which allows for the efficient management, analysis and visualization of community information.

How GIS Helps the Village and You 

GIS is a key component of a number of Village operations because of its ability to visualize data and connect multiple data sources. For example, GIS can help the Village analyze data and prepare maps for the Capital Improvement Plan.  The Village and GIS Consortium have also integrated GIS into this website to make it available for resident and business use. Learn more about what resources you can access below.

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GIS & Maps

Benefits of GIS
Village Residents can use GIS to...

  • Locate any destination within the village
  • Locate any school, park, library, etc.
  • Locate any public services like police or fire stations, etc.
Contractors can use GIS to...

  • Virtually survey areas for potential development
  • Locate infrastructure
  • Create impact studies
Service providers can use GIS to...

  • Quickly identify infrastructure trouble spots
  • Respond to emergencies more efficiently
  • Plan reconstruction projects
Features of GIS
  • Visualization
A picture paints a 1000 words. GIS creates maps for many purposes. Examples include zoning maps and street maps.
  • Improvement of Work Efficiency
GIS enables the user to look up information quickly rather than having to request zoning or demographic information from the village.

  • Discover Trends and Patterns
Use GIS to evaluate changes in land-use, transportation and utility improvements.

  • GIS Technology Improves Customer Service
The Village of Arlington Heights provides a web-based GIS application to offer many more benefits to our citizens and visitors. Information regarding our system of streets, properties, parks, zoning, and other data is available to everyone.
Each piece of information in the map sits on a layer, and the users turn on or off the layers according to their needs. One layer could be made up of all the roads in an area. Another could represent all the lakes in the same area. Yet another could represent all the cities. The image to the right shows maps of the Village exposing some of the layers used by the Village to create its maps, depending on what information is needed. The data layers shown here include planning, public works, engineering, and zoning designations. Why is this layering so important? The power of a GIS over paper maps is your ability to select the information you need to see according to what goal you are trying to achieve. A business person trying to map customers in a particular city will want to see very different information than a water engineer who wants to see the water pipelines for the same city. Both may start with a common map—a street and neighborhood map of the city—but the information they add to that map will differ.
Printing with Adobe
Use the Zoom In Tool to magnify an area of the map. Use the Graphics Select Tool to outline a specific area of the map. Use the Print icon to print the area you "outlined".

Note: Printing the entire map may not provide adequate detail.
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Documents sorted by SEQ in Ascending Order within category

School Zones

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Our Lady of the Wayside
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St Peter
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