Mission Statement for City of Opelika, Alabama GIS Program

"Empowering Leaders through Geospatial Intelligence"

The GIS Program of the City of Opelika is committed to enhancing the quality of life for our community by providing accessible, accurate, and timely geospatial information. We strive to serve as a central resource for geospatial analysis and data, facilitating informed decision-making across city departments and public services. Our mission is to:

  1. Collaborate: Work closely with various city departments, community organizations, and the public to identify geospatial needs and create integrated solutions.
  2. Innovate: Continuously advance our technological capabilities to stay at the forefront of GIS technology, ensuring that we offer the most efficient tools for analysis and reporting.
  3. Educate: Foster geospatial literacy within the community through workshops, training sessions, and online resources to ensure the widest possible use of GIS technology.
  4. Inform: Supply decision-makers with accurate, up-to-date information that enables them to better serve the residents of Opelika.
  5. Engage: Involve the community in the development and use of GIS systems, encouraging active participation in shaping the future of our city.

By fulfilling this mission, we aim to make the City of Opelika a more efficient, transparent, and engaged community.

What is GIS?

A Geographic Information System (GIS) integrates hardware, software, data, and workflows to capture, manage, analyze, and display all forms of spatially referenced information.

Visit to learn more about how local government uses GIS to improve decision-making, enhance communication, increase efficiency, and make workflows more cost-effective.

For more information or data requests please contact :

James Bush