Richmond VA > Public Works > Geographic Information System (GIS)

Last Updated: 2017-08-01

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A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer based tool that allows creating, editing and maintaining data in a digital and spatially referenced format. The capabilities of a GIS are invaluable to Public Works in not only maintaining cartographic quality digital versions of the physical assets that they maintain and build but also provide with significant quantitative and qualitative benefits. Various type of analysis -proximity, adjacency, and buffer can be performed using GIS, other spatial relationships can be identified and the results can be visualized on a map for better understanding. In fact, GIS is becoming critical to decision making in the public interest and its effective communication to the citizens.

The GIS Team in Public Works maintains all the cartographic layers for all the physical features (roads, bridges, base map etc.) and all City owned transportation and other assets (traffic signs, signals etc.). The City of Richmond has enterprise architecture and the GIS Team in Public Works functions in that centralized framework for data storage and dissemination. Public Works uses a GIS centric workflow asset management system -Cityworks' which is maintained and implemented by the GIS Team. The GIS Team provides GIS and Cityworks' technical and program support for all Engineering and Operations divisions of the department, as well as The Office of the Mayor, City Council, and various other City Departments.

Since 2008 the GIS Team has been awarded three Mayoral awards and one Departmental Award for its contributions to the Department of Public Works.

GIS Team members:

  • Chad Phillips, Cityworks GIS -Asset Manager
  • Dan Urich, GISP, GIS Analyst
  • Brad Duplantis, GIS Specialist

Grounds Maintenance Locations
Grounds Maintenance Locations
Leaf Collection Areas
Leaf Collection Areas
Refuse Collection Areas
Refuse Collection Areas
Urban Forestry Service Areas
Urban Forestry Service Areas

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Contact Information:

Dept of Public Works
City of Richmond
900 E. Broad St., Suite 704
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Hours: Monday -Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Customer Care Center: 3-1-1
or (804)646-7000


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If you have any questions, please call the City’s Customer Care Center at 3-1-1 or (804) 646-7000

RVA Impact Map displays projects (i.e. gas, water, paving, etc.), events (i.e. parades, races, block parties, etc.) and right of way impacts (i.e. detours, partial and full lane closures, barricades, parking restrictions, etc.) as an interactive map for informational and navigational purposes. Data displayed is refreshed as changes are made.

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