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Geographic Information Systems

GIS provides residents, visitors, business owners and investors a means to easily find, access and view information through the use of maps and mapping technology. Here you will find available maps for viewing, data for purchase and Discover Barrie, an online interactive mapping tool that allows users to search for addresses or parks, find the nearest bus stop or park, identify their garbage collection area or see the city through aerial imagery.

Frequently Asked Questions
What is GIS?

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provide the means to represent, analyze, describe and interpret information allowing for better decision making, more effective means to manage assets, improve communication through visual tools, and improve productivity by leveraging technology and self-service tools such as Discover Barrie.

How does the City use GIS?

The City's GIS Vision is “We will build GIS into everything we do to effectively manage our City." GIS plays an integral role in City planning, building and development, asset management, infrastructure design and renewal, fire dispatching, capital project planning, identifying infrastructure locations, municipal elections, property assessments, and much more.

GIS provides self-service tools such as Discover Barrie, a GIS interactive web map, to empower users to find relevant information when and where they need. Discover Barrie is available to residents, developers, business owners and members of the public allowing them to find information about wards and councillors, waste collection, zoning, parking, snow removal, parks, points of interest, and much more.

Discover Barrie Quick Links
Web Mapping Applications
 
Data & Mapping Products

The following data and mapping products are available for purchase from the City. Please contact the City's IT department for details, and to purchase any of the items listed below. Full price listing is available in Schedule E of the Fees By-law.

  • 1986 Topographic Ontario Base Maps: grid
  • 2007 Topographic (Vector) Digital Data: grid 
  • 2007 Aerial Ortho Photography Digital Data: grid 
  • 2012 Aerial Ortho Photography Digital Data: grid
  • 2012 LIDAR Digital Data: grid 
Map Links
 

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