Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a computer software program that maps and analyzes geographic data.

Allows for:
  • Finding answers to questions about the world
  • Identifying trends and patterns
  • Visualizing relationships
The GIS team continues to develop and grow a comprehensive enterprise resource system that enhances the quality-of-life for the community through the use of modern technology.
Gardens-Google Earth Mapping System (GEMS)
Palm Beach Gardens online mapping service is Gardens-GEMS. Use Gardens-GEMS to locate:
  • City parks
  • Licenses
  • Permits
  • Schools
  • Zoning of a property
General Instructions
In order to utilize Gardens-GEMS, you will need to have the latest version of Google Earth installed on your computer. The latest version can be installed by going to the link below or by clicking the Help > Check for Updates Online menu tab within Google Earth.

Gardens-GEMS Setup & Quick Reference Guide
Prior to utilizing the Gardens-GEMS system please review the Public GIS Data Instructions for First Time Use Set Up (PDF). This initial use setup guide should be used to setup Google Earth in order to view plats, images, and other data from our server. If you have any issues setting this up, please call the GIS Division at 561-799-4243.

For return users view the Gardens GEMS Quick Reference Guide (PDF).

Disclaimer of Warranty
The City of Palm Beach Gardens has not confirmed the accuracy of all the spatial data contained in its databases. Data is provided "as is" without guarantee or any representation of accuracy, timeliness or completeness. This data is dynamic and is in constant state of maintenance, correction and update. The city specifically disclaims any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular use. The entire risk as to quality and performance is with the purchaser.