A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer based mapping system used for the creation, storage, and
maintenance of geographic (spatial) digital data. The data is organized in layers and can be used for analysis and
mapping for Town projects. Each layer has information (called attributes) in a database that relates to each data set.
Examples of GIS data layers include base mapping (roads, buildings, water bodies, etc), utilities (water lines, sewer
system, street lights), and Assessors tax parcels.
Westwood GIS, which is part of the Information Technology Department, has its office in the High School, providing GIS services for all Municipal departments and Westwood Public Schools. GIS has become a valuable tool to many departments
Our goal is to provide the most accurate and up to date spatial data possible for town departments and residents. We are responsible for both updating and maintaining GIS data, as well as providing assistance on using GIS, and a wide range of analysis and cartographic functions within the town.
Westwood provides access to an online mapping too called MapsOnLine. Maps can be created using GIS data layers developed by and created for the Town of Westwood.
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