Web Based Mapping

The web-based mapping service provides access to the City of Livonia’s Geographic Information System (GIS) data on your desktop using a web browser. It features an easy-to-use “point and click” graphical user interface. Several basic GIS functions are supported:

  1. Different layers of geographic data (including aerial photography) may be viewed
  2. Navigation tool provides pan and zoom functions to view data at different scales
  3. An identify tool will identify features displayed on the screen
  4. There is an address lookup function to help navigate to a given location in the City
  5. A query tool is available to select either tabular or spatial data
  6. A print tool is included that will print whatever geographic data are being viewed on the screen

Initial Map & Layers

The initial map that is displayed includes the major roads data layer to help with orientation. As you zoom into the map, more and more data layers will appear. The geographic data layers available for viewing are listed in the “Map Contents” table located on the left-hand side of the screen. You may use the check box located next to each data layer to turn that particular layer “on” or “off.”

A data layer that is grayed-out on the Map Contents list must be viewed at a larger scale to make it visible. The “default” map is modeled after the County Tax Maps and includes layers such as the City’s parcel data, address annotation, subdivision boundaries and annotation, lot dimensions, lot split and combination lines, and street names. 

Additional layers, such as the following may be viewed by turning on that particular layer:

  • Aerial photography
  • Trash pickup days
  • Zip codes
  • Zoning and future land use


The 2015 Orthoimagery was acquired by Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) in partnership with the MiSAIL project, managed by the State of Michigan's Center for Shared Solutions Department. The imagery contains 4 bands, including a near-infrared band. It is 6-inch resolution color photography that has been mosaicked to provide a high-resolution photographic backdrop to the geographic information contained in the online data viewer.