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.


  • 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.


Colorado Mapsite
A collection of more than 500 Colorado city maps

Jefferson County Address Wizard
Find any address within Jefferson County

Jefferson County Online Services
Find useful information and products at this site

DRCOG Regional Data Catalog
Denver Regional Council of Governments Open Data site

COG Mesa

 Golden has 402 acres of open space
and maintains 253 acres of parks right within the city itself.

Additional Resources

City of Golden, Colorado
COG Mesa