Geographic Information Systems

"Bringing data together to provide local government with the tools and methods of efficient decision-making, resulting in greater community vitality".


Data & Maps

Geographic Information Systems is the creation, management, analysis, editing and storing of geographic data, organized into a usable format or display. GIS combines layers of information about a location and overlays them to give the user a better understanding of that location. The result is a more efficient organization of information which supports the decision making process. The City of Rifle uses GIS everyday for several applications and to assist such Departments as Planning and Building, Public Works, Utilities, Emergency Services, Finance and Administration.

The City makes every effort to provide its employees and citizens with the most accurate data and information available. Most maps are updated as data changes or becomes available. Maps produced by the City GIS department are meant to assist the work and interests of its employees, outside agencies, as well as its citizens, however, they are only meant to be used as thematic tools and should never be used in place of surveys or legal documents.

 City of Rifle Mapping Application
  This application provides users with an easy-to-use, intuitive experience built on the inherent nature of a Google based application.  Users can browse an interactive map that provides information on addressing, ownership, flood plain, utilities, zoning and more.  Click the link below to access the mapping app: