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City of Malden
200 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148
(781) 397-7000

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Fri ~ 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

Malden, Massachusetts Official City Government Website

Departments > GIS-Geographical Information Systems

GIS - Geographical Information Systems

Steven L. Fama - Supervisor of GIS Operations
Technology - Engineering
200 Pleasant St., Room 615-617
Malden, MA 02148
Telephone: (781) 397-7156 or
                   (781) 397-7000 x 2156



What is GIS and why we use it ?

GIS Flow 1A Geographic Information System (GIS) integrates hardware, software and data for capturing, managing, analyzing and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information.

 Geography Matters

Geography plays a role in nearly every decision we make. Choosing sites, targeting market segments, planning distribution networks, responding to emergencies or redrawing city boundaries—all of these problems involve questions of geography. GIS allows us to view, understand, question, interpret and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports and charts. In short, a GIS helps you answer questions and solve problems by looking at your data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared.

Top Five Benefits of GIS:

GIS benefits organizations of all sizes and in almost every industry. There is a growing awareness of the economic and strategic value of GIS. The benefits of GIS generally fall into five basic categories:

Goals and Key Points:

To provide city employees’ and residents with answers to their questions in a way that is easy to understand. GIS can show the cause and effects of your decisions.  GIS will aid you in making a smarter decision. 

 My Key Goals:

  1. Grow GIS to be a tool that is used daily to answer questions.
  2. Use GIS to link Police and Fire together for a quicker response to an emergency.
  3. To visually link the Chamber of Commerce and local business with residents.
  4. To create a full working GIS Department, to manage and deliver all GIS Projects on time.

GIS Data and Maps:

The online GIS Parcel Viewer offers a collection of maps to help residents better understand the area and city where they live. As the system grows, more maps and layers are added. Some examples of what information the system can provide are: finding out what ward you’re in; determining who your City Councilor is, learning your voting location and discovering tax and assessing data for all properties in the City of Malden. The online GIS Parcel Viewer can be found here

Some GIS Tools that we use:

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