Learn how to create interactive maps and report data using MapIT
More 190 City employees are using MapIT, the City’s new online application that makes it easier to create interactive maps and report data. So far, employees have created and shared more than 750 maps and data documents thanks to MapIT.
Sign up for MapIT training
If you’d like to learn how to use MapIT, be sure sign up for one of these free training sessions:
- August 20: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. OR 1 – 4 p.m.
- September 3: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. OR 1 – 4 p.m.
Registrants can choose from either a morning or afternoon session on these dates. Sessions are offered Registration is available via HRIS. The sessions are entitled, “Spreadsheets, to maps, to reporting apps: Learning how to use MapIT Minneapolis”.
More about MapIT
is the City’s powerful new tool providing GIS capabilities to anyone without requiring GIS expertise or ArcGIS desktop software. Users can create interactive maps and easily share and embed them into department webpages and presentations using spreadsheets with address data. Users can create the maps and applications from a variety of data sources. Employees performing GIS editing will continue to need ArcGIS desktop software.
Current uses of MapIT
- Park Board Forestry is using of MapIT internally to pilot collection of tree damage information from the field using smartphones and tablets. The application was set up within hours of the June 21 storm.
- Elections will use MapIT to more effectively create and distribute polling location changes as well as demographic and other population information about voting precincts.
- Zoning has published primary zoning layers using MapIT and, as a result, is improving engagement with residents and increasing staff productivity.
MapIT Minneapolis is administered by the IT GIS team. For more information, contact Connie Perila at extension 3366 or view MapIT Minneapolis.
Additional GIS information is available on the CityTalk GIS page.
Anyone can view MapIT maps, apps and data that have been made public. An account is needed if you wish to create, use, share data or view items that are only shared internally. To request an account, please contact the IT Service Desk.
Published Aug. 7, 2013