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. 

Service Requests

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:

Map Request
Custom maps are available in printed or PDF form. There may be a charge for printed material, especially of large size or quantity.

Data Request
Digital GIS data is available for free to consultants under contract with the City of Danville and select public entities. Other businesses, organizations, and individuals will be charged according to our fee schedule. All requestors must submit both of the following documents for approval by the City's IT Director.

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 ...
  • 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.