Geographic Information System (GIS)

Geographic Information System (GIS) services provides organizations and individuals the ability to analyze, visualize, manage, disseminate and interpret geographic data, and the complex geographic relationship between them.

  • Simplifies complicated data relationships
  • Identifies data trends and patterns
  • Improves communication
  • Facilitates better decision making
  • Visually conveys information

Map Services provides the ability to take geographic information currently managed in databases and spreadsheets, and displays the data in a visual context on the Internet or on an organization’s intranet. The infrastructure for this service is completely maintained, secured, patched and managed by CDT.

Geocoding is the process of finding associated geographic coordinates (e.g., latitude and longitude) from data, such as street addresses, ZIP codes (postal codes) or place names. The Geocoding Service provides unlimited transactions from the commercial grade (Microsoft BING) geocoder to provide notifications, or manage large location-based datasets.

Hosting of GIS web-based application(s) on CDT’s infrastructure.

GIS consulting allows organizations, without the internal expertise to develop and maintain GIS applications, to work directly with CDT staff to extend existing GIS capabilities, or develop new capabilities to realize cost savings, increase operational efficiency, and deliver more relevant services to both internal and external customers.

  • What is GIS?
    • GIS is a system of computer software, hardware, data, procedures and personnel combined to help manipulate, analyze, and present information tied to a geographic location.
  • What GIS services does the California Department of Technology (CDT) offer?
    • CDT offers geocoding, service hosting, website development and hosting, consulting services, data acquisition, and distribution.
  • How much do your services cost?
    • Geocoding and map service hosting are offered free of charge. Website hosting is a flat rate of $1,200/month per customer. Consulting charges are assessed at an hourly rate.
  • Who are the primary users of this service?
    • Citizens of California and various levels of Government, including State Agencies, County and City governments, and Civic organizations.
  • How can I access CDT GIS data?
  • What kind of applications does CDT develop?
    • A wide variety of applications that leverage spatial data in order to inform policy decisions and facilitate business processes, for departments throughout the State.
  • Is there a contact for CDT GIS?

Service CodeService DescriptionUnit of MeasurementRateNotes
H401GeocodingSubscription/Month$1,200.00
H402Map ServicesSubscription/Month$1,200.00
H403GIS Application Hosting Application/Month $1,200.00
H404GIS Web Application Installation/Set-up One-Time/Web Application$500.00
Subscriptions to this service are available. Rates may also be referenced in the CDT Rate Schedule.

To request Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Map Services, GIS Application Hosting, and Geocoding, please submit a Case/Request: Request GIS

A completed GIS Submittal is required prior to the start of work. Complete the Submittal and attach it to the Case/Request.

For GIS Consulting, use the Professional Services Case/Request: Request GIS Consulting

For more information, please contact the Office of Digital Information at (916) 431-5449 or email gio@state.ca.gov if you have any questions.