Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Public Access GIS
The City offers several GIS-based public access websites:
The GIS Division of the Department of Information Technology oversees the use and development of location-based information for the City of Danville. This includes software support and data maintenance for the many departments utilizing GIS.
All requests for printed or digital GIS information require submission of a form and City approval. Completed forms should be emailed to GIS Support or faxed to the attention of the GIS Coordinator at 434-799-5205. Fees are charged at the City's discretion per the fee schedule. Return all applicable forms, as follows:
Custom maps are available in printed or PDF form. There may be a charge for printed material, especially of large size or quantity.
- GIS Map Request Form (PDF) (fill out and return)
Please visit our Danville Data: Geographic Data Hub to access to eight topical categories, containing over 35 individual feature layers that are publicly available, and can be downloaded in multiple formats.
For infrastructure datasets, please email email@example.com with your request. Please provide a description of the data you are requesting, along with your company name and contact info and we will respond as soon as possible.
More About GIS
For more information about what GIS is and how it is used, visit any of the following sites:
- What is GIS? -
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.Read more about the technology and uses of GIS.
- Working With GIS data? Librarians Can Help With That! Syracuse University has created a site with resources defining geographic information systems along with a glossary of GIS terms. It also provides access to 20 free, open source tools for building GIS maps, as well as highlighting unique examples of problem-solving GIS maps such as heat, category, quantity, bubble, and dot density.
- International GIS Day -
GIS Day is held each year in the third week of November, on the Wednesday during Geography Awareness Week, a geographic literacy initiative sponsored by the National Geographic Society.Each year in partnership with the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, the City of Danville participates in International GIS Day.