Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Public Access

The GIS Division of the Department of Information Technology oversees the use and development of location-based information for the City of Danville. This includes software support and data maintenance for the many departments utilizing GIS.

Service Requests

All requests for printed or digital GIS information require submission of a form and City approval. Completed forms should be emailed to GIS Support or faxed to the attention of the GIS Coordinator at 434-799-5205. Fees are charged at the City's discretion per the fee schedule. Return all applicable forms, as follows:

Map Request

Custom maps are available in printed or PDF form. There may be a charge for printed material, especially of large size or quantity.

Data Request

Please visit our to access to eight topical categories, containing over 35 individual feature layers that are publicly available, and can be downloaded in multiple formats. 

For infrastructure datasets, please email with your request. Please provide a description of the data you are requesting, along with your company name and contact info and we will respond as soon as possible.

More About .
  • Syracuse University has created a site with resources defining geographic information systems along with a glossary of GIS terms. It also provides access to 20 free, open source tools for building GIS maps, as well as highlighting unique examples of problem-solving GIS maps such as heat, category, quantity, bubble, and dot density.
  • International , a geographic literacy initiative sponsored by the National Geographic Society. Each year in partnership with the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, the City of Danville participates in International GIS Day.