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.
Latest GIS News
GIS Map Library Now on ArcGIS Online
August 28, 2018
Static Maps published by the Town of Westwood are now available on ArcGIS Online. Visit this link for details.
ArcGIS Online Now Available
June 19, 2018
Westwood now provides access for residents and town employees to ESRI's ArcGIS Online mapping application platform. Currently, we have applications for cemetery viewer, conservation, sewer system, veteran's bricks, and zoning. More applications will be added soon!