The Purpose of the GIS Division is to provide mapping and geographic analysis for the Hattiesburg urbanized area to all city departments and the citizens of Hattiesburg. Our GIS activities focus principally on:

  • Collecting and maintaining spatial data from around the Hattiesburg urbanized area
  • Providing analysis for all city departments by showing geographic relationships through tables, charts, and maps
  • Maintaining transportation data through the HFPL-MPO for the urbanized area for the travel demand model
  • Helping other city departments in their effort to utilize GIS technology to its greatest potential


GIS is more than making maps. It links "information to location" and provides a powerful tool to visualize the relationship between layers of geographic information. A GIS (Geographic Information System) is a computer system capable of assembling, storing, manipulating, and displaying geographically referenced information, (i.e. data identified according to their locations). Simply put, a GIS combines layers of information about a place to give you a better understanding of that place. Some common examples would include: finding the best location for a new store, analyzing environmental damage, viewing similar crimes in a city to detect a pattern, etc.

GIS is a technology that links geographic information (features) with descriptive information (attributes). GIS can be described as having multiple layers of data assembled into a digital map. GIS is used to visualize, explore, query, edit, and analyze geographic information.

The following maps are provided by the GIS & Mapping Division of the City of Hattiesburg. Due to a file size limitation, the maps that are provided show general information. If you need a more detailed map, please contact us.

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Map requests must be submitted a minimum of one week prior to the date needed. Because the volume of our work is varied, this does not guarantee that we will be able to complete the map within your needed time frame.


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Contact Information

MAILING ADDRESS City of Hattiesburg Department of State & Federal Programs P.O. Box 1898 Hattiesburg, MS 39403-1898 PHYSICAL ADDRESS Hattiesburg Intermodal Facility 308 Newman Street Hattiesburg, MS 39401

GIS Specialist GIS Specialist

Hema Gopalan hgopalan@hattiesburgms.com 601.545.6220

GIS TechnicianGIS Technician

Grant Hobgood ghobgood@hattiesburgms.com 601.545.6221

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