Informatics and Systems
earth and "spatial" suggesting an arrangement of objects in space form
one word describing what is sometimes called "geographic
information". "Informatics" is information science,
particularly as applied in the interactive applications produced by this
Geospatial technology has been used for many years. This web page
provides access for residents and
visitors to many of the internal capabilities developed by City of
Berkeley. The offerings linked through this page fall into four general
- Static maps that you may either view on screen or
download in a file format convenient for printing (usually pdf).
- Interactive map services that use standard GIS
navigation tools and a consistent interface with layers or map extents
chosen to meet the needs of the particular service.
- Report generating applications using GIS technology
as one means to the end of providing you with the answers to specific
questions such as "what is the building permit history for 2180
- GIS Layers: We intend to make certain City of
Berkeley GIS layers available for download through this site so that
they can be used within your own GIS environment.
The links below present our current offerings, and others
continue to be developed. Please share any ideas for other tools that would be
particularly helpful to our community please contact us with your thoughts.
Questions regarding GIS in the City of Berkeley may be directed to:
Brian Quinn, GIS Coordinator,
Berkeley / IT Dept.
2180 Milvia St., Berkeley 94704
The Parcel Conditions and
Permit History provides the development
conditions and building permit history for a specific address or parcel number
in the City of Berkeley, along with an interactive map, which displays the
parcel number and zoning for adjacent parcels.
COB Viewer is the City of Berkeley's dynamic map application that provides useful
information regarding its main geograpahical features. The COBViewer is
particularly helpful in navigating to and identifying information regarding key
features: parcels, addresses, parks, streets, city facilities, among others. A
toolbar adds functionality in an easy-to-use interface, while aerial photography
provides further context.
Map Room is a City of Berkeley repository of maps presenting a wide range of
geographic data in a useful format. The set of maps pertaining to: General plan,
zoning, transportation, Landmarks, environmental management areas and
constraints, creeks, hazard study zones, and redevelopment areas, among others.
City of Berkeley Home /
Information Technology Home
Department of Information
2180 Milvia Street, Fourth Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: (510) 981-6500
Fax: (510) 981-6560
PC Desk: (510) 981-6525