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Interactive Mapping

Through its involvement with the GIS Consortium, the Village offers access to interactive maps through its website. Residents may use this tool to find information regarding individual properties, such as zoning classification, property identification numbers, or even aerial photographs. A benchmark map of the Village is also available.

The GIS Consortium (GISC) is a group of 23 member municipalities who work together to develop geographic information systems (GIS) solutions. GIS integrates maps and other geographical data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and presenting all types of geographically referenced information. GIS technology links information in diverse databases to a specific location—allowing front end users to visualize the place along with descriptive and illustrated information.

Winnetka’s interactive maps are drawn from its sophisticated computer-aided design (CAD) mapping system. This program, already operated by the Village, was the basis for GIS development. Today, the Village’s inventory based information is contained in the GIS program and CAD continues to be used for design projects.

To see FEMA Letters of Map Amendments and Revisions, please visit the Public Works documents archive.

Below are some of Winnetka’s GeoStatistics, from the GIS Consortium website:

General Demographic Infrastructure
Corporate area (sq. miles): 3.87 Population: 11,938 Miles of streets: 81.97
Number of parcels: 5,865 Average age: 40 Miles of water main: 75.55
Police beats: 2 Number of households: 3,983 Number of hydrants: 770
Fire districts: 11 Number of housing units: 4,329 Number of water valves: 1,192
Sales tax: 0.00% Number of owner occupants: 3,401 Miles of sewer main: 123.76
Home rule: No Number of renter occupants: 582  
Workforce count: 4,267 Number of families: 3,258  
  Number of businesses: 673  
  Median household income: $203,016.00  
  Median net worth: $1,000,000.00  

The Village’s interactive maps are accessible here. Questions regarding the Village’s participation in the GIS consortium or the mapping function should be directed to Steven Saunders, Director of Public works at 847-716-3568 or ssaunders@winnetka.org.

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