Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


"Nearly every public sector business activity and decision has a location or spatial aspect...Given Geospatial resources are so important, and touch so many areas of government that they must be managed as an enterprise resource within the greater scope of enterprise architecture." (National Association of State Chief Information Officers [NASCIO], 2008

Senate Bill 08-155 codified the importance of GIS, and it charged OIT with GIS coordination. GIS was the only IT application area explicitly called out by the bill.

GIS News: 2015 GIS Data Coordination Summit

The GIS Data Coordination Summit, organized by OIT, attracted more than 80 representatives of GIS programs at state and county levels.

The folks who attended helped identify the need for GIS data in key areas like parcels, transportation, address points, and structures. The goal is to take this feedback and incorporate it into a tactical plan to be completed by July 2015 for Colorado's GIS coordination over the next year.To better understand how GIS data impacts the state, and the critical need for GIS data coordination, check out our new GIS video, or look over the presentation slides.


Jon Gottsegen
State GIS Coordinator
Governor's Office of Information Technology