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Geographic Information Services (GIS)

Meet the Team

Information Technology -- (702) 267-4300
Located @ City Hall, 2nd Floor

The Geographic Information Services (GIS) Division in the Department of Information Technology is responsible for guiding, coordinating and managing the operation and development of the City's enterprise Geographic Information System. IT GIS specifically:

  • Develops and supports City-wide GIS applications.
  • Develops and supports City-wide GIS Internet/Intranet applications.
  • Oversees data and system GIS standards.
  • Manages GIS software purchasing, installation, licensing and maintenance.
  • Oversees the Spatial Database.
  • Coordinates in-house spatial data identification, creation, procurement, maintenance and dissemination.
  • Maintains fire response maps & associated target maps and street address maps.
  • Obtains, maintains and disseminates base map data such as spatial data from other government agencies.
  • Provides GIS support and service to Departments not having their own GIS Staff.
  • Oversees the GIS User Group.
  • Reviews and coordinates with IT Project Managers on all IT projects containing spatial elements.

Police -- (702) 267-4385
Located in the Emergency Services Facility, 3rd Floor

The Department of Information Technology Public Safety GIS Team is responsible for maintaining the master street names, street addresses and business addresses for the 9-1-1 Communication Automated Dispatch (CAD) system and mobile mapping applications.  The Police Department GIS Team:

  • Is responsible for maintaining areas of coverage for the CAD system outside the City of Henderson, including the City of Las Vegas, the City of Las Vegas Detention Marshal, Animal Control and Court Marshal.
  • Maintains and updates the maps on each console within the dispatch centers for both Henderson and City of Las Vegas.
  • Is responsible for keeping up to date GIS information on the Police officers laptops, Fire department laptops, Animal Control, Marshals and Parking Enforcement. There are a total of 425 laptops at this time.
  • Maintains the GIS data on the Reverse 9-1-1 system that is used by Emergency Management Operations Center and many other departments within the city to do call outs in case of emergencies.
  • Maintains the Advanced Vehicle Location server, which is the GPS tracking system for all Police vehicles.
  • Prepares maps for the detectives of crimes within the valley, crime scenes, and statistical maps.


Community Development -- (702) 267-1500
Located @ City Hall, 1st Floor

Combining planning and computer technology skills, the Community Development Department Technical staff offers a full range of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) services in order to visually portray information pertaining to development related activities and meet the priorities of the department.

This cutting-edge discipline is reducing the level of uncertainty inherent in land development and helping to bring the greatest value to existing and future community projects. GIS support allows planners to be certain that they are incorporating geographic and demographic data in the most efficient manner.

GIS Staff continuously strives to provide various products for the purpose of preserving the quality of planning and development as the city grows and helps to ensure the reinvestment in the existing community. A few of the major GIS projects which the Department’s GIS staff regularly supports includes:

  • Zoning
  • Land Use
  • Public Hearing Notifications
  • Comprehensive Plan
  • Redevelopment
  • Property Management
  • Demographic Profile
In addition, staff also generates a variety of maps and reports for various in-house purposes such as: vehicle travel distances, slope analysis, and sector analysis.


Public Works -- (702) 267-3068
Located @ City Hall, 1st Floor

The Public Works Engineering Geographic Information Systems Team is responsible for developing and maintaining department infrastructure and asset databases, as well as supporting the seven divisions of Public Works in support of the departmental Purpose Statements.

  • Develops and supports Public Works infrastructure, GIS, the Asset Management Program, and enterprise geodatabase including:
    • Facility Management
    • Streets
    • Flood Control
    • Traffic
  • Maintains Local Improvement Districts (LID) data and mapping;
  • Develops and maintains Survey Benchmark database and intranet applications;
  • Compiles and publishes enterprise-wide Capital Improvement Plan data maps; (
  • Compiles certification of City-maintained public roads/eligible fuel tax centerline mileage, and developer's private streets;
  • Manages civil project boundaries database;
  • Updates Regional Transportation Commission's FAST Fiber Optic conduit system;
  • Manages City-wide Autodesk, GIS, and CAD applications (purchasing, installation, licensing and maintenance); and
  • Provides customer requested maps and exhibits


Utility Services -- (702) 267-2500
Located @ City Hall, 2nd Floor

Department of Utility Services (DUS) GIS Team

Comprising of a Utility GIS Manager, 4 GIS Analysts and 3 part-time GIS Student Assistants, the DUS GIS Team is responsible for supporting the needs of various business units within the Department of Utility Services.

Primary responsibilities:

  • GIS Data Management: Maintain 80+ GIS data layers of over 580,000 water, wastewater and reclaimed water infrastructure assets and appurtenances in versioned multi-user ESRI Enterprise Geodatabase. 
  • Information Delivery: Generate information products and deliver it to Department and City staff for timely decision support in operations and maintenance, planning and analysis.
  • Operational Optimization: Optimize and increase operational efficiencies by integrating GIS with various business processes and business systems.

Routine activities:

  • Ongoing update of utility GIS data based on
    • New approved civil projects
    • Approved revisions to civil projects
    • GPS data
    • Customer requests based on field observation
  • Tracking and reporting of data updates from the above sources
  • Generate and Deliver Information Products
    • Via CityView Desktop Mapping Application
    • Water and Sewer Atlas Maps
    • Water Distribution, Wastewater Collection, and Reclaimed Water Distribution System Maps
    • Facility Maps, Pressure Reducing Station Maps
    • Value added GIS data (data joined from various business systems) in File Geodatabase for consumption via ArcGIS Desktop
  • Process ad-hoc requests for GIS analysis, maps and reports

Current Projects (as of June 2012):

  • GPS Inventory of Utility Assets
  • GIS Data conversion and updates based on GPS Inventory
  • New 1” = 200’ Water and Sewer Atlas Map Series
  • Air-Vac Inventory
  • Small Water Meter Maintenance
  • GIS integration with
    • Maximo - Asset and Work Management System
    • Cayenta UM - Utility Billing System
    • CUES Granite XP – CCTV Pipeline Inspection System
Comcate eFM – Customer Relationship Management (CRM)/Request Management