DDS provided GIS Consulting services to assist Gilpin County from 2012 until 2019 in managing all GIS for Gilpin County through the Community Development Department. DDS migrated existing GIS datasets to Esri’s Local Government Information Model, upgraded the public web map, and added additional capabilities for Community Development and Public Safety staff. In addition, DDS performed extensive improvements to the county parcel data, including the COGO addition of over 7,000 mineral surveys, and identified and corrected 300-1000 foot positional errors in the BLM cadastral framework.
In 2020, budget and administrative changes resulted in Gilpin County internalizing its GIS services. DDS assisted in migrating their data internally. Unfortunately, much of the work was thought to be lost through internal miscommunication.
In 2022, Gilpin County contracted DDS to reinvigorate its GIS. DDS is currently assisting Gilpin County by deploying ArcGIS Enterprise. DDS also implements ArcGIS Field Maps to support right-of-way vegetation management and first responders.