What is GIS?
GIS Stands for Geographic Information Systems which is defined as a system of computer hardware, software and data for collecting, storing, analyzing and disseminating information about areas of the earth. For land transportation purposes, GIS is defined as a highway network (spatial data which graphically represents the geometry of the highways, i.e., an electronic map) and its geographically referenced component attributes. GIS is primarily used by the Town of Preston for Property Assessment, Site Development, and Planning.
The Town of Preston’s Land Use maps are produced and updated on a yearly basis by New England GeoSystems, Geographic Information Systems Consultants located in Guilford, CT. In addition, New England GeoSystems hosts our on-line GIS mapping program. The public may use our On-line GIS mapping at www.prestongis.com.
Once there, you will have the ability to:
- Search for property information and maps using the address or owner’s name.
- View the Town’s Zoning Map;
- View a variety of 100 scale grid maps by map number or by selecting fomr a town grid; and,
- Have direct access to town GIS layers such as the Department of Energy & Environmental Department wetland soils, zoning, and contours.
All information is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for contacting the Town Hall or other departments listed at this web site. You should promptly consult the specific office or department with any questions.
Map request forms may be submitted to the Planning and Zoning Office, 389 Route 2, Preston, CT 06365. Please include payment if mailing. Requests are processed in the order they are received.
Custom Maps that take longer than 15 minutes to produce and/or require research or technical input, will be charged a Technical Service Fee of $15.00 quarter hour in addition to the Map Charge. All maps are available as hardcopy or as a PDF file for the same price, exclusive of mailing.