Town of Middletown’s WebGIS
WebGIS is the Town of Middletown’s Interactive Geographic Information System (GIS). This website provides access to town maps and geographically referenced property information. Information displayed is derived from the Town of Middletown’s Tax Accessor, the Town of Middletown’s Planning Department, RIGIS, the U.S. Census Bureau, the National Parks Service, and the Town of Middletown.
NOTE: Lot size labels display map area, which may differ from the tax accessor’s lot size calculations (viewable under parcel details). For questions on the tax accessor lot size value please contact the Middletown Tax Assessor’s Department. For comments or questions regarding this GIS, please contact Rita Lavoie firstname.lastname@example.org .
While every reasonable effort has been made to produce high-quality map data, the Town of Middletown provides this information with the understanding that it is not guaranteed to be accurate, correct, or complete, and conclusions drawn from such information are the responsibility of the user. The Town of Middletown assumes no responsibility for actual or consequential damage incurred as a result of any user’s reliance on this data or information herein, even if the Town of Middletown is advised of the possibility of such damage. These data do not constitute a land survey and are not legally recorded, and are not intended to be used as such. Users are requested to notify the Town of Middletown of any errors or discrepancies found in using the data. The Town of Middletown is providing the data “as is”, without any guarantee of technical support.
Background of Middletown’s GIS
The Town of Middletown began implementing its Geographic Information System in 2003. In 2004 the Town was awarded a Federal Homeland Security Grant to conduct a Town-wide Aerial Base Mapping Project. The information that was developed included the following data layers: building footprints, roads, parking areas, sidewalks, hydrography, infrastructure, railroad lines and 2-foot contours. High-resolution large-scale color aerial photography and permanent control points were also placed enabling surveyors to tie into these highly-accurate monuments.
In 2006 a digital parcels base was developed that depicted the information shown on the hard copy Tax Assessor maps. In Fall 2007, the Town contracted to digitally map and inspect the Town’s 80-mile sewer system and storm water outfalls. Additional information such as canvassing districts, fire hydrants, open space, and zoning have been developed in-house by Town personnel.
Building and maintaining the Town’s GIS is an on-going process. The Department of Planning and Economic Development is responsible for the implementation of the GIS throughout many of the Town’s Departments.
Links to State GIS Resources
Rhode Island Digital Atlas – easy to use online maps provided by the RI Environmental Data Center
RIGIS – State of Rhode Island Geographic Information System Geospatial Data Catalog