GPSThe City of Shelby Geographic Information System (GIS) Department is responsible for the collection, maintenance, and analysis of all spatial data assets within the City’s jurisdiction. The GIS Department is also responsible for addressing within the City's jurisdiction.

A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of spatial data. GIS can be used as a tool in both problem solving and in the decision making process, as well as for visualization of data in a spatial environment. GIS helps city staff to do their jobs more efficiently and effectively.

A few examples of how GIS is used in the City of Shelby are:

  • Mapping and analyzing crime statistics and locations
  • Monitoring and displaying utility outages and affected areas
  • Identifying land use patterns and growth trends 


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For more information, contact:

Eric Snyder GISP, GIS Coordinator
Melvin Durham, GIS/GPS Technician
Lisa Howell, GIS/GPS Technician


George W. Clay, Jr. Utility Operations Center

824 W Grover Street, Shelby, NC 28150

(PO Box 207, Shelby, NC 28151-0207)

Phone: 704-484-6840 * Fax: 704-484-6808

Office Hours: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm Monday - Friday


Before construction, excavation or digging is done on your premises, call 811 to have underground utility owned lines located and marked.