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Updated:  
October 3, 2014  

 
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GIS - Address validation e-tool

The GIS Division is responsible for assigning new addresses, researching inquiries regarding address discrepancies and correcting addresses that are found to be invalid. It is the policy of the Geographic Information Systems Division to assign official property addresses in a manner that enhances the safety of our citizens and provides the greatest efficiency for citizens receiving city services. You can use our Address Validation e-tool to ensure that your address is in the City's official address database.

 
Address Verification link  

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GIS - "lifecycle of a plat"

Learn the requirements, approval process and distribution of a Plat in the newest GIS publication.  Lifecycle of A Plat

 

REGISTER FOR A GIS EVENT

The GIS Division hosts several events each year. Fill out the form below to register for one of our events. (Separate forms are needed to register for multiple events.)









GIS Property database

The GIS Division is excited to unveil our newly updated BinaryBus site! This site features interactive maps that can be searched by address, owner name or parcel identification number. The website features high-resolution color aerial photography and contains all new streets and subdivisions. Other information readily available on the site includes address, zoning classification, owner name, council districts, voting precincts, parks, fire stations and schools. Please take the opportunity to test-drive it for yourself!

 

 

AERIAL PHOTOS OF MUSCOGEE COUNTY

New aerial photographs were added to the Property Database in 2007. To view these photographs, click on the above Interactive Maps link and Launch the Free Standard Viewer. Click on the camera icon at the top next to the printer icon.

Top interactive maps
  Mission Statement

The G.I.S division  maintains an organized collection of computer hardware, software, and geographic data designed to efficiently capture, store, update, manipulate, analyze and display all forms of geographically referenced information. This information is essential to maintaining public service, public safety, comprehensive planning and taxation efforts through out the city.

Geographic  Information  Systems

This division provides a comprehensive range of geographic information and mapping for city departments.  GIS provides a platform for land, facilities, and infrastructure management that complements graphic and relational data service.

More interactive maps

Over Used Street Names COMMON OVERUSED STREET NAMES

As Columbus continues to develop, the construction of new streets requires new street names. The naming of a street may appear minor in the issues of growth in the City; however, it is an important task in maintaining safety, efficiency and simplicity in today's highly mobile society. Over time, certain words have become over used in the naming of our streets and should not be used in the names of new streets.   - click to view names -

Frequently  Asked  Questions
 
Q: Who can print maps from the GIS Website?
  The GIS Website provides functionality for printing maps from the GIS Website directly to your copier or printer; you may even save your map as a PDF document. Regardless of which service you are using, be it the Standard Viewer (which is free for all to use) or the Professional Viewer (which is a subscription service) you will be able to print your map or save it as PDF or other image file.
Q: What is the difference between the Standard Viewer and the Professional Viewer?
 
Here is what you get with the Standard Viewer:
  • Property Search and Analysis
  • Search by Owner Name, Address, or Property ID
  • Map Selected Properties
  • Map Tools
  • Zoom and Pan
  • Select Parcels and Display Property Information
  • Identify Map Features (i.e. School Districts, Council Districts)
  • View Map Layers (i.e. Voting Precincts, Census Tracts)
  • Calculate Area Size
  • Adjust Map Size
The Professional Viewer offers everything the Standard Viewer does plus:
  • Sales Data
  • Full Parcel Data ( dimensions, acreage, parcel reference etc)
  • Historical Aerials
  • Buffer Selection Tool (i.e. show all parcels within 200 feet of the selected parcel)
  • Create Custom PDF Labels - Perform Targeted Mailings
  • Find Properties via Market Analysis (i.e. Sale date and Price)
  • Perform Property Comparison Searches
  • Buffer Selection tool (i.e. show all parcels within 200 feet of the selected parcel)
  • The cost of this service is $45 a month or $400 annually.
You may subscribe to either service by following the link below:
Subscribe to GIS Website
 
Q: How do I get a copy of a map or aerial of the city?
  In order to obtain map/aerial copies, you can either come to the engineering department in person or call in your request.  There is a cost involved, which must be paid in advance if the order is taken over the phone.  We also take credit cards.  You can fax a signed credit card form to (706) 653-4439 and we will process your request.
Q: What is required in order to assign new addresses?
 

In order to assign an address, we must first receive a plat.  Plats should be submitted to the Department of Engineering.  Within 3 to 4 days of receiving a plat, we can have an address assigned and an address assignment letter will be mailed to the owner.  An address assignment letter notifies the property owner of the new address.

Q: Why doesn't the address on my tax bill match my street address?
  The tax assessor maintains a database for all the residents of Columbus.  Perhaps there is a discrepancy between their database and your street address.  If you contact the GIS division, we will help to solve the problem.  Here in GIS we assign addresses and correct addressing problems.
Q: Why did I receive an address correction letter?
  Your address needed to be corrected in order to conform with Subdivision Rules and Regulations and also to expedite Public Safety. The GIS division and Public Safety are working together in order to improve 911 response time by correcting addresses.
Q: What can I do to help GIS and E911 improve public safety for my tenants?
  If you are a property owner of a duplex or fourplex with separate addresses please notify the GIS division.  Your properties may not be in the Public Safety dispatcher database, which could DELAY 911 RESPONSE TIME
Q: How can I tell what my property is zoned for?
  Using the GIS Web Portal it is possible to check the zoning on your properties. Begin by locating your property and then activate the layer by launching the layers window and turn the Zoning layer, this will allow you to view the zoning for your property. If you should experience difficulty using this function please dial (706) 653-4437 and someone will be available to assist you.
Q: How do I use the tools shown above the map window on the GIS Portal?
  Here is an explanation of the tools and what they do.

Q: None of these answers my questions - how can I get help?
  If you have a question not answered by our FAQ, please don't hesitate to give us a call or send us an email. Our phone number is:
(706)653-4437 (8am - 5pm Monday - Friday)
Or send us an email at: GIS Division - Customer Service
   
map  pricing
 
Parcel Map 8.5"x11" $7 - overlays included
Parcel Map 11"x17" $7 - overlays included
Tax Map 42"x34" E size Black & White $15 - overlays included
Tax Map 42"x34" E size color $35 - overlays included
GIS Data

Data on CD Only
$210 for tax parcel data Personal Geodatabase format only

+ $200 for each additional layer i.e. zoning, land use, topography, streets, etc. (Excludes 2013 Aerial photography)

2004 Aerial Photography $10/tile approx 200 tiles
Data on CD or DVD Only
Full Map Set Adobe® PDF

$210 - includes tax maps with zoning updated quarterly

+$200 for each additional layer overlay Aerial and Topography

Map/Data Customization $65/hr. 2hrs. minimum
Faxing per page $2
Shipping & Handling Included in map fee - regular mail only
GIS Website Subscription

Professional level access
- $40/month or $400/year

   
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Department of Engineering
Columbus Annex Center
420 10th Street

Columbus, GA  31902-1340

 

Phone:  706-653-4441      Fax: 706-653-4439

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