What is GIS?

A Geographic Information System  (GIS) allows for the visualization, interpretation and organization of geographic data. This makes GIS an invaluable tool for understanding relationships and patterns between different kinds of data that would not be readily apparent otherwise. The GIS division at the City of Golden provides quality mapping products that enable staff in all city departments to make informed decisions that benefit our community.

Home page image of the interactive Golden Zoning Map


  • Maintain data on critical assets including fire hydrants, street signs, storm drains and other Public Works infrastructure.
  • Collect and update data on trails, parks and open space.
  • Provide mapping resources related to zoning areas and historic districts.
  • Create web apps to provide better access to data for both staff and the public.


Golden Maps, Data and GIS
Golden’s open data portal where you can view, download and explore information about Golden

Colorado GeoData Cache
Download elevation data including LiDAR, Contours, and DEM

Jefferson County Online Map

Jefferson County Address Wizard
Find any address with Jefferson County

DRCOG Open Data Site
Denver Regional Council of Governments open data

Colorado Data Catalog
State of Colorado open data site

COG Mesa

 Did You Know?
Golden was originally chosen as the territorial capital of Colorado in 1862.

Additional Resources

City of Golden, Colorado
COG Mesa
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