"Bringing data together to provide local government with the tools and methods of efficient decision-making, resulting in greater community vitality".
GIS Data & Maps
Geographic Information Systems is the creation, management, analysis, editing and storing of geographic data, organized into a usable format or display. GIS combines layers of information about a location and overlays them to give the user a better understanding of that location. The result is a more efficient organization of information which supports the decision making process. The City of Rifle uses GIS everyday for several applications and to assist such Departments as Planning and Building, Public Works, Utilities, Emergency Services, Finance and Administration.

The City makes every effort to provide its employees and citizens with the most accurate data and information available. Most maps are updated as data changes or becomes available. Maps produced by the City GIS department are meant to assist the work and interests of its employees, outside agencies, as well as its citizens, however, they are only meant to be used as thematic tools and should never be used in place of surveys or legal documents.

Online Resources

The GIS Department is pleased to announce the roll out of the new online mapping site.   The new application is a much anticipated upgrade to the system first introduced in 2009.   This application provides users with an easy-to-use, intuitive experience built on the inherent nature of a Google based application.  Users can browse an interactive map that provides information on addressing, ownership, flood plain, utilities, zoning and more. 

You can check out the new site at

PDF Maps
Common Data Requests
Click to Download Shapefiles for use with GIS software:

Submittal Requirements
Several Planning and Public Works applications require the applicant to submit digital GIS data. The data should reference one City control point and should be converted to the City's control system established in UTM Zone 13 Nad 83. Contact us to obtain a copy of the City's control points in .dwg format.