What IS GIS?

A GIS (Geographic Information System) is a computer system capable of assembling, storing, manipulating, and displaying geographically referenced information, i.e. data identified according to their locations. Simply put, a GIS combines layers of information about a place to give you a better understanding of that place. The layers of information you combine depends on your purpose. Some common examples would include: finding the best location for a new store, analyzing environmental damage, viewing similar crimes in a city to detect a pattern, and so on.

Web Maps

The City of Spokane provides access to GIS and map information through its interactive mapping tools. Using a web browser, you can explore a variety of geographic information for various locations throughout the City.

Printable Maps

  • Official City Map (PDF 7.5 MB)
    Includes detailed street names and indexing, topography, parks, hydrography, and landmarks.
    Size: 48"x36"
    Scale: 1:24,000
  • Zoning Map (PDF 2.3 MB)
    Zoning Classification Boundaries for the City of Spokane.
    Size: 36"x48"
    Scale: 1:20,000
  • Land Use Plan Map (PDF 1.6 MB)
    Zoning Classification Boundaries for the City of Spokane.
    Size: 36"x48"
    Scale: 1:28,000

This is not a legal document: The information and maps shown on this web site are compiled from various sources and subject to constant revision. These maps should not be used to determine the relationship of various facilities to property lines, streets, buildings, etc. This is an advisory tool an is intended to be used for general public inquiry only.