What is GIS?

A geographic information system (GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information.

GIS allows us to view, understand, question, interpret, and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports, and charts. (Source: ESRI)


Enterprise GIS and Mapping Group provides a wide variety of GIS technology services supporting internal departments, regional initiatives, and the general public. Services include:

  • Database and analysis services
    Creation and maintenance of GIS datasets, including the full-county Tax Parcel mosaic
  • Emergency incident support services
    Provide field mapping, custom map and data product support, spatial analysis, and reporting
  • Addressing
    Accurate street naming and site addressing ensures quick location for emergency services, visitors, postal and private carriers
  • Map production including GeoPDF products and report creation services
    Creation of hardcopy and digital GIS map products, and data analysis and reports
  • GIS web-based services
    Build and maintain both internal Departmental and full-public access to geospatial information through robust custom-developed websites and services
  • Professional consulting services
    Our team is considered to be subject-matter experts in a vast array of GIS hardware, software, process, and supporting disciplines. Our expertise provides Larimer County with some of the most creative and innovative uses of GIS in the Front Range.
  • GeoPDF Services
    Technology that allows you to download a spatially referenced PDF to your GPS-enabled smartphone or tablet device and track your movements without the need to be connected to the Internet or cellular service. It is a "disconnected" mobile map solution that works anywhere you have a GPS signal.