Geographic Information Systems Information Technology Department

295 Church St SE
Suite 210
Salem, OR 97301



Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

What is GIS?

GIS refers to a geographic information system and creates, manages, analyzes, and maps all types of data that can be helpful in identifying and responding to any issue or topic. Organizations use GIS systems in almost every field and use the data collection to build a clearer picture and communicate and share information to solve complex problems.

GIS in the City of Salem

Data plays a key role in City decision-making and improves transparency, accountability, and customer service. Data can also be used to examine opportunities, identify challenges, and create solutions. 

The Salem GIS division provides support for effective communication with the public. Salem GIS is focused on transparency, data integrity, and location intelligence.


Open Data Portal

DataSalem: Open Data Portal

DataSalem is an online open data solution used for providing the Community with access to research and information . Open data can be used to contribute to public planning, or provide feedback on City services. Explore the Salem community through data and maps.


Explore Salem’s interactive map stories about how the community, our neighborhoods, and the technology can bring education and insight into the city solutions.