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City Map Welcome to the City of Durango's GIS site. A Geographic Information System (GIS) incorporates spatial information, along with tabular data. This allows for the creation of visual maps and reports that show both the map and the associated data. GIS is intended to simplify the ability to view, analyze, manage, and distribute information. Since many decisions about the environment, planning, safety, land use, general planning, and population relate geographically, many agencies have had a long interest in the development and implementation of GIS.

The City's GIS program is centered in the Information Systems Division of the Finance Department. Our key goals are to maintain and provide high-quality spatial data to City Departments and the public, offer mapping services to citizens through our on-line mapping applications, and provide data to venders for citywide projects.

The City of Durango uses GIS software to distribute and create data. For example, parcels, streets, and fire hydrant locations. GIS is used to combine these data layers with database information to create intelligent maps.

This site is designed to allow the user to explore maps and information about the City of Durango. Users will be able to locate information regarding parcels, zoning, streets, property profiles, crime statistics, fire station locations, city hall, schools, and parks.

Data found throughout this site will be updated frequently. See the GIS Data Dictionary section of this site for more information pertaining to current data sets. This is an old Data Dictionary, We hope to be updating it in the furture


Goals:
  • Offer new opportunities for in-house analysis
  • Provide each City Department with the ability to obtain information more rapidly
  • Create a system that will reduce maintenance costs, eliminate redundancy, and increase productivity
  • Establish system standards that will insure system compatibility with outside agencies
  • Foster interdepartmental coordination and cooperation, thereby avoiding interdepartmental
    conflict and assuring the most effective use of GIS resources
  • Provide the public easy access to city services through mapping applications
  • Create a user friendly system accessible to the public via the Internet
Advantages:
  • Quick access to data
  • Centralization of information
  • Querying capabilities from databases and legacy systems
  • Inventory of infrastructure
  • Map emergency response resources
  • Shared information between departments
  • Eliminate redundant efforts between departments and agencies