GIS, Mapping & Data Services

Geographic Information Systems

In 2013 the Village joined the GIS Consortium, an organization of Chicago-area communities unified by a common goal: to share resources, information, staffing, and technology so that municipalities can optimize the value of geographic information systems (GIS). 

What Is GIS?

A geographic information system (GIS) lets us visualize, question, analyze, and interpret data to understand relationships, patterns, and trends. GIS connects a community database to a geographic location, which allows for the efficient management, analysis and visualization of community information.

How GIS Helps the Village and You

GIS is a key component of a number of Village operations because of its ability to visualize data and connect multiple data sources. For example, GIS can help the Village analyze data and prepare maps for the Capital Improvement Plan. 

The Village and GIS Consortium have also integrated GIS into this website to make it available for resident and business use. Learn more about what resources you can access below. 

Interactive Village Map

The Community Map Viewer differs from commercial mapping sites, such as Google™ maps or MapQuest™, because it is an interactive GIS application that provides property information and mapping tasks to the general public, not simply a map. The primary function is to enable the public to perform property searches, either by address or Property Identification Number (PIN), and answer questions about a specific property. View the interactive Village map.

Know Your Neighborhood (i.e. Community Portal)

While the Community Map Viewer focuses on more on single properties, Know Your Neighborhood (also known as Community Portal) allows a more holistic view of the Village by letting users get information about their property as well as use interactive maps to see information about whole areas. Users can simply search an address and get valuable information such as its zoning, which school districts serve it and who its elected officials are in Congress and the Illinois General Assembly. Additionally, through interactive maps, users can be various important maps such as Flood Plain information, subdivisions and other geographically-based information. Access Know Your Neighborhood here.

Address Map View PDF
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Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map View PDF View JPG
Cook County Precinct Map View PDF N/A
Floodplain Map View PDF View JPG
Impervious Surface Map View PDF View JPG
Jurisdictional Road Map View PDF View JPG
School District Map View PDF N/A
Subdivision Map View PDF View JPG
Village Green Overlay Map View PDF View JPG
Waste Collection Map View PDF View JPG
Zoning Map View PDF View JPG

Material Availability

The GIS material is made available as a public service. Maps and data are to be used for reference purposes only and Northbrook, Illinois, is not responsible for any inaccuracies herein contained. No responsibility is assumed for damages or other liabilities due to the accuracy, availability, use or misuse of the information herein provided. Any errors should be reported to GIS at 847-664-4084.

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