Geographic Information System (GIS)

A geographic information system (GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. GIS allows you 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. A GIS helps you answer questions and solve problems by looking at your data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared. Information and data can be accessed instantly on a computer screen, (as well as GPS and more recently mobile and tablet PCs) and can reduce time in researching records and documents.

EUPRPDC has been assisting EUP Counties, Townships, and communities with a variety of mapping needs. From developing maps for Master Plans and Recreation Plans to specialty projects like Zoning Districts and Addressing Maps. In addition to map creation, EUPRPDC also maintains a vast library of digital Geographic datasets. See below for some of the information available, as well as some examples of maps created using this information. You can also check out our map gallery and access web maps from your computer or even your smart phone and tablet.

EUPRPDC Enhanced Access Policy  adobe

EUPRPDC GIS Fee Schedule  adobe


EUP Regional Planning has established agreements with Chippewa and Mackinac Counties to assist in the coordination and development of County-level GIS. This partnership will ensure Regional/County/Township GIS activities are coordinated and more efficient. GIS will now be deployed to County offices and departments, Townships, and the public (via web maps and web applications). This effort will ensure GIS finds its way into local government and is used to help streamline government operations.

For more information on our GIS services or Chippewa/Mackinac County GIS, please contact either Nathan Coon, GIS Coordinator or Alicia Williams, GIS Technician.

Each County within the EUP has various GIS datasets available for purchase. Although EUP may help manage these datasets, you should contact each County to request and purchase these datasets directly. Forms and information are available below. 2011 Imagery Information.
Chippewa CountyMackinac CountyLuce County
Layers: 911 Address Points, 911 Road Centerlines, 2011 Leaf-Off ImageryLayers: Parcels, 911 Address Points, 911 Road Centerlines, 2011 Leaf-Off ImageryLayers: 911 Address Points, 911 Road Centerlines, 2011 Leaf-Off Imagery
Chippewa Data Use AgreementMackinac Data Use Agreement
Chippewa Data Request FormMackinac Data Request Form
Chippewa GIS Fee ScheduleMackinac GIS Fee Schedule 2014
More Info
Chippewa County Equalization
Sharon Kennedy, EQ Director
Mackinac County Equalization
James Fenlon, EQ Director
Luce County 911
Terry Stark, 911 Director
Data Available (^ indicates fees may apply)
Highways, Public Roads & Streets, RailroadsDNR Access Sites, Campgrounds, Trails
Rivers, Lakes, Ponds, CreeksUSGS Digital Elevation Models (10m & 30m)
PLSS [Sections & Qtr-Qtr Sections (40s)]New 2011 Digital USGS Topo-Quads (PDFs)
County/Township Political BoundariesSSURGO Soils^ (detailed attribute development in progress)
City/Village Political Boundaries2001, 2006, 2010 NOAA CCAP Data (Coastal Change Analysis Program)
Census Blocks/Zip Codes/School DistrictsLocal Recreation^ (Parks, Trails)(in progress)
Hiawatha National Forest Data (Roads/Trails, Ownership)NOAA ENC Data (Electronic Navigational Charts)
County Well Data (updated periodically)Digital Zoning^ (click here for available areas)
National Wetland Inventory (NWI)2010 Census SF-1 Data by Block
Chippewa County FIRM Data *New
Use ArcGIS Online to create and view maps with EUP data. Just search for ‘eup’ in ArcGIS Online to find layers we have published to AGO, including roads, PLSS information, soils, PASER data, elevation data, and more….