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

Last Updated: 2016-03-15

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Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer based tool that allows creating, editing and maintaining data in a digital and spatially referenced format. GIS capabilities are invaluable to Public Works for maintaining cartographic quality digital versions of the physical assets that they maintain and build and for providing significant quantitative and qualitative benefits. Various type of analysis - proximity, adjacency, and buffer - can be performed using GIS, while other spatial relationships can be identified and the results 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 residents.

The GIS Team in Public Works maintains all cartographic layers for the physical features (roads, bridges, base map etc.) and all City owned transportation (traffic signs, signals etc.), as well as other assets. The Public Works GIS Team functions within the City’s enterprise architecture 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:

  • 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

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

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