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July 15, 2004

CONTACT: Michael Heslin
Moreno Valley Technology Services

Moreno Valley GIS Maps go Online

Starting Monday, July 19th, Moreno Valley’s Technology Services Division will debut its Moreno Valley’s GIS Maps Online system, which will provide Internet access to Moreno Valley’s Geographic Information System. Find the link at

Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, is a computer technology that combines geographic data and other types of information to generate visual maps and reports. This will provide immediate timesaving to many city departments and allow the public direct access to information. “GIS is a method to visualize, manipulate, analyze, and display spatial data--maps with intelligence," said GIS coordinator, Michael Heslin. “GIS Maps Online are interactive maps and databases that users can print up to 11” x 17.” “Users can also save maps as finished Adobe PDF files, which can be printed, saved to disk, or e-mailed,” he said.

Benefits of GIS map technology include the ability to look up a property by the assessor parcel number (APN); print full property records; easily research Zoning, General Plan, Trash pick-up day, Street Sweeping schedule, and school locations; examine Flood Zone Boundaries, and the ability to overlay any combination of GIS layers.

To learn more about GIS, visit: For more information about the GIS Maps Online System, contact the City of Moreno Valley at 413.3000.