- A Guided Tour of Decatur: 1941 & Today
This tool allow users to compare aerial photography from 1941 with our most current aerial photography (2016). Use the slider to swipe back and forth to compare the two photos. Several prominent locations have been bookmarked for you, but you can compare any location within the City!
- City Code Violation Database
The City Code Violation Database contains up-to-date information on City Code Violations. Because of the size of the database, it may take a few seconds for the data to populate on the map. When it does, the user will see properties high-lighted in red on the map. Users are able to search by address, parcel number, or owner name. Please note that the owner’s name is only as current as the data received from the Macon County Tax Assessor’s office on an annual basis.
- Lake Decatur Dredge Location
This map is maintained by the City’s Public Works Department to show the public the location of the dredge on Lake Decatur.
Decatur Digital Atlas
Welcome to the Decatur Digital Atlas, a GIS application. This Atlas is part of our on-going effort to convert the City’s conventional paper maps into digital maps and to transform mountains of paper files full of information into electronic data. There were two principal goals when the conversion process was begun in early 2007:
- The City needed an improved ability to view, store, retrieve, manage and create maps and to be able to quickly and efficiently analyze infrastructure and public information from a visual or geographic perspective, and
- The City wanted to provide accurate, easy to access public information to you … on your schedule … when you want it … any time of day or night.
GIS is short for Geographic Information System. It is a series of “layers” which contains information or data about a physical place. It gives you a visual understanding of that place. GIS involves computer hardware, software, data, and people, designed to analyze, manipulate, and display information in a variety of ways. GIS uses depend on your objective and the information that is available. For example, you can find a location from an address or parcel number, see if your property is near the floodplain, see the configuration and names of streets and roads, find property information, check how a property is zoned, find a park or simply see what Decatur and Macon County look like from the air.
We feel this Atlas puts us well on the path of accomplishing the original goals, to make information processing more efficient, more effective, more user friendly and most importantly, more available to you, the public. Our efforts continue as more information is constantly being added to the system and uses for the maps and information are expanded. We welcome your comments. If you find errors, are having problems using the site, have suggestions or ideas for improvements, or want additional information, please let us know by sending an email to email@example.com
This Atlas would not have been possible without the cooperation and assistance of a number of other local governments and entities. The City would like to acknowledge the staff in Macon County’s Supervisor of Assessments, Planning & Zoning and GIS departments, the Emergency Telephone Services Board of Macon County, and The Decatur Park District. Their continual willingness to share data and resources is appreciated.