City of Oak Creek Launches New Online Geographic Information System

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(Oak Creek, WI) – The City of Oak Creek is working hard to better serve its residents as well as potential land and business owners. The City’s latest addition is improved technology over the Internet.

The Oak Creek Information Technology Department and Ruekert-Mielke have worked in tandem to create a new Geographic Information System (GIS) Web application. GIS has been an increasingly popular tool used by all levels of government around the country to enhance the management of municipal information.

The GIS web application will allow users to search for information based on a Parcel number, Owner name, or Address. Users will also be able to view different layers or data sets such as zoning and subdivision information. This information will prove useful for the siting of new business in the City. Parcels in the maps are linked back to City and County Tax data allowing users to retrieve both from a single location. Residential users will be able to view their property information as well.

The system, which also integrates Pictometry from EagleView Technologies and Google Street View, allows city staff and citizens to more easily access a wealth of information about any parcel of land in Oak Creek such as zoning, value, utility service areas and aerial views. Specific property information can be retrieved, such as Certified Survey Maps and legal descriptions. Information can be accessed from the comfort of your home, computer or mobile device. This will increase the efficiency of overall City operations and increase transparency of those operations to the citizens.

Caesar Geiger, City Information Technology Manager, points out that “The City’s website receives over 45,000 hits a month with people researching a full range of topics from economic development to quality of life issues. The GIS web application is sure to increase that number and improve overall value to the online experience.”

The new online GIS application can be accessed by City Staff and the public alike using the following web address: https://oakcreek.ags.ruekert-mielke.com/. The application will work in multiple web browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Safari. It is also mobile device friendly and can be accessed using Windows, Android and Apple devices.