City of Knoxville
Civil Engineering Division
The City of Knoxville maintains a 3D network of survey control
points to allow surveyors and engineers to locate surveys horizontally
and vertically with respect to the city survey control system. This
interactive website is hosted by the Civil Engineering Division
and KGIS for users to locate the nearest survey control points,
print survey control data, print maps, compute bearings and distances
between points, etc. The Civil Engineering Division has more
information about using the survey data, who to call for
questions, and technical aspects of the survey data.
A general reminder:
KGIS Maps is an interactive
mapping KGIS website for general use that displays property ownership,
addresses, buildings, streets, land use zoning, wards, precincts,
school zones, CLT map number, parcel ID, recorded deed references,
city limits, political boundaries, etc.
CONTROL SYSTEM MAPPING SITE
The Survey Control System (SCS) data is maintained by the City’s
Engineering Department but KGIS provides the access to the data
Maps for the SCS. KGIS Maps for the SCS works similarly
to most map viewers and the user can interactively locate areas
by zooming and panning the map or lookup areas by address, parcel,
street intersection, subdivision, or control point.
KGIS Maps for the SCS will allow you to locate established city
control points in relation to a property or other location and determine
the survey control data relevant to a property of interest.
For the best results, use a browser that supports HTML 5 such as the latest versions of Google Chrome, FireFox, or Opera. For Internet Explorer you will need IE 10 for a better
KGIS Maps for the SCS is also a new mobile
viewer allowing the user to obtain SCS data and maps using a
The most often used functions in this application can be found
in the “I want to…” drop-down menu found in the
upper-left corner of the map viewer. Some of the tools available
in the drop-down menu are: Locate Control Point, Locate an Intersection,
Locate an Address, Control Point Report, Calculate bearing and distance
(between SCS points)
When a control point is located or identified, two links will appear
in the Information Panel on the left side of the screen. By clicking
on the Station ID, the published data for the point will be displayed
in the Information Panel. This data can be copied and pasted. There
is alos a link at the bottom of this panel to create a Control Point
Report. Clicking on any of the “Control Point Report”
links will generate a PDF report containing a map and all the published
data for the control point. This PDF document can be printed or
saved, depending on the user’s preference. Additionally, any
of the data in the Control Point Report can also be copied and pasted.
To determine if the property being surveyed meets the requirements
of Policy 17 - Survey
Control System Requirements in the City’s Land Development
Manual, click Show the layer list from the "I want to..."
menu.. This will change the Information Panel so different features
(i.e. Control Points Buffers) can be turned on or off by clicking
the checkbox next to each feature. The City Ward Map can also be
viewed by checking the box next to "City Wards" and unchecking
the box next to "Basemap".
To view the data in the Information Panel, click on the magnifying
glass icon at the bottom of the Information Panel.
For additional help topics, click
here to open KGIS’s Online Help content or click the Help
in the upper-right corner of the viewer next to the Search box..