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
  • Visually conveys information
  • Improves communication
  • Facilitates better decision making

GIS Application Hosting

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

Map Services

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.

GIS Consulting

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.

Roles & Responsibilities

GIS Application Web Hosting

Operating System X
Operating System PatchingX

GIS Application Creation and Support (JS API or AGOL)

Application Build / Design
CDT Performs work with Professional Services Consulting request from Customer.
Application Maintenance / Enhancement
CDT Performs work with Professional Services Consulting request from Customer.
Application Support due to change in computing environment.X

Map Services

Accurate Data with some type of location details.X
Validation and correction of Customer data.XX
Identify Authoratative Sources to but utilizedX
Geocoding Addresses to map coordinatesX
Adjust Map Projection for proper map usageX
AGOL Service HostingXX
AGOL Map HostingXX
AGOL Application HostingXX
Enterprise ArcGIS Service HostingXX
Requesting Static map creation from location-based dataX
Developing Static map creation from location-based dataX


Requesting Bing Map API key for Microsoft Geocoding Services.X
Administering Bing Map API key for Microsoft Geocoding ServicesX


The rate schedule represents standard CDT services. If a Customer requires technology solutions that are not part of the standard, CDT will review the Customer’s request and provide customized pricing as necessary.

Service DescriptionService IdentifierProduct NameUnit of MeasurementRateService CodeNotes
GeocodingGeographic Information System (GIS)Monthly/Per Subscription$1,200.00 H401
Map ServicesGeographic Information System (GIS)Monthly/Per Subscription$1,200.00 H402
GIS Application HostingGeographic Information System (GIS)Monthly/Per Application$1,200.00 H403
GIS Web Application Installation/Set-upGeographic Information System (GIS)One-Time/Per Web Application$500.00 H404

Subscriptions to this service are available.

Request Service

Service Request NameLink
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Map Services, GIS Application Hosting or Geocoding
A completed GIS Submittal is required prior to the start of work. Complete the submittal and attach it to the Case/Request.
Order GIS Application Hosting, Geocoding or GIS Map Services
GIS Consulting
Use the Professional Services Case/Request.
Order GIS Consulting Services

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact the Office of Digital Services, Geospatial Services:


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?

The GIS Team can be reached at