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Welcome to VENTURA maps! TERMS OF USE
  This site contains interactive maps and static maps developed by the City's GIS team.  You can use these services to easily
find addresses, businesses, parcels, parks, schools and other features in and around Ventura, California.    
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Interactive Maps - Database driven maps and services.
City Map:  
Use this interactive map for general browsing of the City as well as for conducting searches for addresses, businesses, parcels and so on.   Basemap options include a basic Street map, the City Zoning map, and a full color aerial photo taken in November 2012.   For help using the City Map, click on the blue question mark icon near the upper-right corner.   Use the City Map POI links to go directly to named: commercial centers, parks, and schools.
...with Historic Landmarks:  All of the designated Historic Districts, Landmarks, and Points of Interest. Click on any feature for limited details.
...with Park Amenities:  Photo basemap used instead of Streets and City Parks are switched ON. Click on any City Park for park amenity details.
...with Pending Projects:  The list of pending projects found on this site is updated daily. Click on any colored shape to get project details.
PLEASE NOTE: Any browser that supports the Adobe Flash plug-in (version 11 or above) can run this Flex application ( see the Flash 10 version )
Police Map:  
This interactive map allows you to see where the Police are being called out for service via the 911 dispatch system.   The data behind this site is updated every morning and includes calls from the previous 180 days.   Search by Call Type or by location.   For additional help using this site, click on the question mark and choose a topic from the revealed 'Help' menu.
PLEASE NOTE: Any browser that supports the Adobe Flash plug-in (version 11 or above) can run this Flex application ( see the Flash 10 version )
Address Checker:  
Find any known address in the City of Ventura by following the simple, on-screen instructions.   Once you have found an address, this site links you to all kinds of information about that address or parcel.   For example, you can jump into the City Map interactive map (see above) which will be zoomed in on the chosen address.   For addresses linked to parcels (which most are), you can link to a summary page of nearly 100 pieces of information tracked by the County Assessor about each secured property tax parcel.   This detail sheet also includes information about how that parcel shape lines up with other map layers, such as the FEMA Flood Zones, as determined by GIS analysis here at the City of Ventura.   You can also link to the Tax Collector's website to see if the property taxes are paid for that parcel.   Originally set up as a place where staff could go to find out if an address was on the GIS Master Address list, this simple site has evolved into a wonderful tool to quickly link to all kinds of useful information.
Mobile-Friendly Maps:  
Trying to get to this information from a mobile device that doesn't support Flash?   Follow this link to a menu of simple solutions based on the JavaScript API for ArcGIS.   These maps should be able to run on just about any operating system, even iOS and Android - let us know if you can't get it to work on your device.   They are each pointed and efficient solutions, but not at all flashy!
PDF Maps - Electronic versions of static, paper maps.   Click on the ''Zoomify'' links for faster viewing (requires Adobe Flash). back to top...
General Reference Map (69'' x 36'')
A colorful basemap showing parks, schools, commercial centers, water features, and all known streets.   Although this map does contain a street index, it is not an interactive map and does not support automated searches.   Interactive searches are possible using the City Map.
PLEASE NOTE: For faster viewing without downloading the PDF, use the ''Zoomify'' version of this map (requires Adobe Flash)
City Zoning Map (60'' x 34'')
This map shows City Zoning for the entire City as well as a detailed look at the Downtown Specific Plan.   To learn more about the City's Zoning Regulations, please see the Online Municiple Code.
PLEASE NOTE: For faster viewing without downloading the PDF, use the ''Zoomify'' version of this map (requires Adobe Flash)
General Plan Map (60'' x 36'')
Current General Plan designations with insets showing the Planning Communities and Planning Infill Areas.   While this is not a map from the 2005 Ventura General Plan document itself, it does incorporate elements found in Figures 3-1, 3-3, and 3-5.   See notes on the map for more details about its construction.
PLEASE NOTE: For faster viewing without downloading the PDF, use the ''Zoomify'' version of this map (requires Adobe Flash)
Street Sweeping Map and Schedule (48'' x 36'')
Find out on which day of which week of the month each public street in the City will be swept.   You can also view a report PDF that lists the names of streets and which address ranges on those streets are swept on what days.
PLEASE NOTE: For faster viewing without downloading the PDF, use the ''Zoomify'' version of this map (requires Adobe Flash)
Police Reporting Districts Map (69'' x 36'')
Ventura PD uses these Reporting District to develop meaningful statistics about calls for services and crime.   The areas designated as ''Beats'' are simply collections of Reporting Districts. Smaller RD maps also available in PDF format: Letter Color, Letter Grayscale, Tabloid Color, Tabloid Grayscale
PLEASE NOTE: For faster viewing without downloading the PDF, use the ''Zoomify'' version of this map (requires Adobe Flash)
Fire Station Wall Map (91.75'' x 54'')
This enormous wall map hangs in every Fire Station in the City and includes the location of hydrants.   These maps are too large for us to print out on one page - we print three panels and splice them together before they are installed at the Fire Stations.
PLEASE NOTE: For faster viewing without downloading the PDF, use the ''Zoomify'' version of this map (requires Adobe Flash)
INET Sites with Site List (82'' x 36'')
The Institutional NETwork (INET) connects dozens of facilities throughout the City via fiber-optic cable.   There is another, smaller document (17'' x 11'') showing just the list of INET sites without a map.
PLEASE NOTE: For faster viewing without downloading the PDF, use the ''Zoomify'' version of this map (requires Adobe Flash)
Water Meters by Reading Cycles (17'' x 11'')
Ventura Water reads each meter approximately every eight weeks to determine water usage and calculate each customer's bi-monthly bill.   The map shows the total meters by location that are read each week in the eight ''reading cycles''.
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Downtown Ventura 3D Model for GoogleEarth
This was a special project started in 2004 and completed in 2006 with the goal of creating a 3D model of all of the buildings in all of the blocks within the Downtown Ventura Redevelopment Area.   Follow this link to download the KMZ file that holds the output from this project.   This model was aligned with the GoogleEarth globe in 2006, but since then their globe has been updated, so these buildings no longer line up perfectly with the Google map.
PLEASE NOTE: In order to use this model, you will need to have GoogleEarth or some other software capable of viewing a KMZ file.
Walk 'n' Roll Walking Routes
This site will help you find a pre-defined walking route that you may want to take while you are in the downtown Ventura area.   It was originally created in 2005 when the City of Ventura hosted an alternative transportation event, called ''Walk 'n' Roll''.   The site has been updated include new starting points and new walking routes, some of which use trails that were not open until late 2012.
About GIS at the City of Ventura back to top...
Welcome to VENTURA maps!
A geographic information system (GIS) is any system that captures, stores, analyzes, manages, updates, manipulates, and displays data that are linked to location. In the simplest terms, GIS is the merging of cartography, statistical analysis, and database technology.
The City of Ventura was one of the earliest adopters of this technology declaring in the original 1987 Request for Proposal that "the system is intended to complement and significantly enhance existing applications...to organize and relate all locational information in mapped form. It will be utilized by all departments to varying degrees primarily for analysis purposes rather than to create official record quality maps." By the end of that year, Ventura became one of the first local governments in California to begin using GIS technology.
Today, GIS is used more than ever in the City of Ventura. It provides the critical spatial element needed to support enhanced decision-making for economic analysis, smart growth, infrastructure maintenance, and public safety. It is now being integrated with all other major software applications including Permitting and the Police CAD (computer aided dispatch) system.
The GIS Division of Information Technology is an internal service for use by City staff on City projects. We hope that through the addition of these interactive mapping applications and by providing local information in its geographical context, we will improve the transparency of government and increase the civic engagement in our community.
Please help us improve these services with your feedback:   mailto:gis@cityofventura.net
Terms of Use back to top...
By entering this site, you are agreeing to the following terms of use:
The web mapping applications (accessible upon agreeing to this disclaimer) are provided as a public service by the City of Ventura, GIS (Geographic Information System) Division of Information Technology.
The City of Ventura provides this information with the understanding that it is not guaranteed to be accurate, correct or complete and that any conclusions drawn from such information are the sole responsibility of the user and made at their own risk. The City of Ventura shall assume no liability for: 1. Any errors, omission, or inaccuracies in the information provided regardless of how caused; or 2. Any decision made or action taken or not taken by the user in reliance upon any information or data furnished hereunder.
Availability of the City of Ventura Map Server is not guaranteed. Applications, servers, and network connections may be unavailable at any time for maintenance or unscheduled outages. Users are cautioned against creating dependencies on these services for critical needs.
Regarding parcel ownership: California Government Code 6254.21 states that "No state or local agency shall post the home address or telephone number of any elected or appointed official on the Internet without first obtaining the written permission of that individual." As the cost to collect and continuously update this information is prohibitive, the Ventura mapping application web site does not display the name and mailing address of the property owner.
Regarding Police Calls for Service: Calls for Service are not Crimes. They generally regard concerns for public safety and are typically initiated by the public through the 911 system. Public Safety Dispatchers receive the calls and assign the appropriate response, be it medical, fire, or police.
Regarding Links to External Sites: The City of Ventura neither endorses nor promotes these sites.  Links are provided for your convenience only.
Links - Miscellaneous sites, services, and data links we like to visit back to top...
GoogleMaps   Get driving directions to anywhere...not just Ventura!
ESRI ArcNews Online   The latest news about the world of GIS from the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)
Cartographic Curiosities   Get another perspective on all kinds of unusual maps from Frank Jacobs ''Strange Maps'' blog
City Vector Geodatabase   This File Geodatabase contains all of the vector data used in our Basemap map service (92.5MB, zipped)
City Vector Shapefiles   Similar to the above File Geodatabase, but in shapefile format with descriptive text files (68.5MB, zipped)
City Map POI (Points of Interest) Links - Opens the map already zoomed into these locations back to top...
Commercial Centers:
ALBERTSONS/CVS PHARMACY CENTER
BED BATH & BEYOND PLAZA
BORCHARD CENTER
BRISTOL CENTER
CENTRAL CENTER
COLLEGE SQUARE
FIREHOUSE PLAZA
GATEWAY PLAZA
GATEWAY VILLAGE
HARBOR VILLAGE
LOWE'S CENTER
MARINA VILLAGE
MISSION PLAZA SHOPPING CENTER
MONTALVO SQUARE
NORTHBANK PLAZA
PACIFIC VIEW MALL
POINTSETTIA PLAZA
SCANDIA CENTER
TARGET (AT MAIN & DONLON)
TELEPHONE ROAD PLAZA
THE MARKETPLACE
THOMPSON PLAZA
VENTURA VILLAGE CENTER
VICTORIA AVENUE CENTER
VICTORIA PLAZA
VICTORIA VILLAGE
WELLS CENTER
City Parks:
ALBINGER ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
ARROYO VERDE PARK
BARRANCA VISTA PARK
BLANCHE REYNOLDS PARK
BUENAVENTURA GOLF COURSE
CALIFORNIA PLAZA
CALIFORNIA STREET MINI PARK
CAMINO REAL PARK
CEMETERY MEMORIAL PARK
CITRUS WALK GOLD PARK
CITRUS WALK SUNSTONE PARK
CHUMASH PARK
CORNUCOPIA GARDEN
DOWNTOWN MINI PARK
EASTWOOD PARK
FIGUEROA STREET PLAZA
FRITZ HUNTSINGER YOUTH COMPLEX
GRANT PARK
HARRY A. LYON PARK
HOBERT PARK
JUANAMARIA PARK
JUNIPERO SERRA PARK
MARINA PARK
MARION CANNON PARK
McWHERTER CORNER
MISSION PARK
MONTALVO HILL PARK
OCEAN AVENUE PARK
OLIVAS ADOBE HISTORICAL PARK
OLIVAS LINKS GOLF COURSE
PACIFIC VIEW SKATEBOARD BOWL
PLAZA PARK
PROMENADE PARK
SAN MIGUEL CHAPEL SITE
SEASIDE WILDERNESS PARK
SURFER'S POINT
THILLE NEIGHBORHOOD PARK
VENTURA RIVER TRAIL
ORTEGA ADOBE HISTORIC RESIDENCE
VALDEZ ALLEY
VENTURA CITY PIER
VENTURA COMMUNITY PARK
WESTPARK COMMUNITY CENTER


Private Schools: Public Schools:  
COLLEGE HEIGHTS
FIRST BAPTIST DAY
FRIENDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
GRACE LUTHERAN
HOLY CROSS SCHOOL
MORGAN CREEK CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
SACRED HEART
SAINT AUGUSTINE ACADEMY
ST. AUGUSTINE ACADEMY, INC.
ST. BONAVENTURE HIGH SCHOOL
ST. PAUL'S PARISH
TEMPLE CHRISTIAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
VENTURA CHRISTIAN
VENTURA COUNTY CHRISTIAN HIGH
VENTURA COUNTY CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL
VENTURA MISSIONARY
WELLS ROAD BAPTIST ACADEMY
ANACAPA MIDDLE SCHOOL
BALBOA MIDDLE SCHOOL
BLANCHE REYNOLDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
BUENA HIGH SCHOOL
CABRILLO MIDDLE SCHOOL
CITRUS GLEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
DE ANZA MIDDLE SCHOOL
DOROTHY BOSWELL SCHOOL
DOUGLAS PENFIELD SCHOOL
E P FOSTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
ELMHURST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
FOOTHILL TECH HIGH SCHOOL
JUANAMARIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
JUNIPERO SERRA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
LOMA VISTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
MONTALVO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
MOUND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
PACIFIC HIGH SCHOOL (CONTINUATION)
PIERPONT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
POINSETTIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
PORTOLA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
SATICOY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
SHERIDAN WAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
TDC (ADULT EDUCATION)
VENTURA COLLEGE
VENTURA HIGH SCHOOL
WILL RODGERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL



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