The mission of the St. Charles Parish GIS Office is to support the activities of the parish and its citizens by providing and maintaining accurate, current and complete geospatial data.
PLEASE NOTE: We are currently performing maintenance and updating the GIS webpage with new and current information. We appreciate your patience as we revitalize this page for your convenience.
GIS Coordinator Luis Martinez
Phone: (985) 331-3003
Fax: (985) 783-2187
General Inquiries: Fill out the form
Map and Data Request: Fill out the form
St. Charles Parish Courthouse First Floor
15045 River Road
P.O. Box 302
Hahnville, LA 70057
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
Parish Government Holidays (Offices Closed)
GIS Staff Directory
Latest Report and Agreement Forms
Our support of parish departments is provided through leveraging the knowledge contained in mapping information by using a set of procedures and techniques collectively referred to as a Geographic Information System (GIS). Using the Geographic Information System (GIS), the staff will enable the parish and citizens to make decisions impacting the future of St. Charles Parish in an informed and logical manner.
St. Charles Parish GIS is responsible for a collaborative enterprise GIS framework focused on providing and maintaining geospatial data and accessible web applications for the use and benefit of St. Charles Parish citizens. GIS has leveraged the resources of Public Works, Planning and Zoning and other departments to bring together GIS data and tools to better support citizens and community leaders in making informed decisions that impact the future of St. Charles Parish.
In a nutshell, GIS combines graphical features with tabular data in order to analyze real-world issues. In its most basic form, GIS can be thought of as a high-tech map. To best illustrate this concept, picture a number of dots on a map representing schools. This shows you where the schools are, but it doesn't tell you anything about the schools. However, a related database can list each school's name, address, number of students, number of fire exits, type of building material and so on.
The advantage of GIS is that it can establish a direct link between the spatial data (the points representing the schools on a map) and the attribute data (represented by the database with school information). With this combination of information, GIS can perform extensive spatial and statistical methods for analyzing data.