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Gilpin County, Colorado- Esri Web and GIS Solutions




Gilpin County is a rural community in Colorado’s high country, neighboring the Continental Divide, yet less than an hour west of downtown Denver.  Residents enjoy a quality of life enhanced by the vast recreational opportunities offered by Golden Gate State Park, the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, the limited-stakes gaming in Black Hawk and Central City, a state-of-the-art recreation center and fairgrounds, low taxes and financially secure local government.

  Gilpin County, CO Web Map Site


When Gilpin County’s only GIS expert suddenly left, Gilpin County had no way to spatially manage their 150 square miles of land data which holds 5,000 citizens. With the absence of a GIS staff, Digital Data Services, Inc. assisted Gilpin County with the migration their data into the ArcGIS for Local Government data model.

  Gilpin County, CO- ArcGIS Online


By choosing the Local Government Model for GIS, DDS was able to organize the data into a comprehensive model that can be easily modified for unique situations within Gilpin County. This model also diversifies and empowers various county departments by spreading the use of GIS throughout the different county departments. Finally, the GIS for Local Government Model provides a value-add to the data created and maintained by Gilpin County by storing the data in Document Data Model that lessens the impact of staff attrition.


  • Adoption of a Consistent Geospatial Information Model
  • Integration of Multiple Data Sources into an Easy to Use GIS Application
  • Create a Legacy of Information