GIS, Geographical Information System, is a piece of software that allows the Village of Western Springs to visually portray data and analyze, interpret, and understand various relationships and trends. In the past, the public would contact staff in order to obtain portions of the vast information stored in the GIS database. Now, improvements in technology allows for the Village to share much of the same information online.
The Village is currently revamping its online GIS capabilities. A new GIS portal with interactive maps is anticipated to launch in 2022.