Geographic Information Systems

Brighton Aerial 1937

Mapping & Information

GIS (Geographic Information Systems) is a computer-based mapping and modeling information system that is used by every city department. GIS enables the city to combine and layer large amounts of raster (georeferenced scanned maps or encoded pixel values with pixel location) maps, latitude/longitude (GPS) locations, aerial/satellite imagery, and geographically based vector information (spatial data). The GIS Division provides geographic capabilities, analysis, maps, and data to city departments, residents, contractors, and developers.

Brighton GIS Division

The City of Brighton's GIS Division primarily focuses on providing GIS and mapping capabilities for mapping/reporting city infrastructure assets such as city boundaries, ward boundaries, optical fiber, trees, streets, snow plow routes, cemeteries, bike trails, graffiti, city facilities, water, sewer, and sanitary manholes and lines. In addition, GIS assists in providing information for community planning and parcel properties, basic addressing, basic zoning/land use, floodplain information, event maps, maps for grants, maps/data for contractors, and parks and open space information.

To accurately map features the city's GIS utilizes Global Positioning System (GPS) technology and aerial photo-imagery to precisely locate and map features across the beautiful Brighton landscape. The GIS Division utilizes ESRI's ArcMap 10.6.1, ArcGIS Pro 3.0.3, enterprise multiuser geodatabases (ArcSDE) 10.6.1, and enterprise ArcServer 10.6.1 GIS software and maintains layers, data, and imagery. For more information, view the ESRI website. Currently the division maintains the city's data in an ESRI enterprise multiuser geodatabase utilizing SQL, RDBMS, and ArcSDE.

Brighton Interactive Web Maps

Brighton Maps (PDF)


These GIS datasets have been extracted out of our city-wide base map and are available in ESRI's GIS ArcMap 10.6.1 shapefile format. They are registered to the Colorado State Plane coordinate system in U.S. feet - Central Zone 502, NAD 1983 Datum.

Zipped ESRI Shapefiles

 Assessed County Property Map