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Geographic Information Services

Contact Information

  •   Dept Head: Marcus Bodig
  •   PO Box 580, Fort Collins, CO 80522-0580
  •   215 North Mason Street
    Fort Collins, Co 80524
  •   Marcus Bodig
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  •   970.416.2483
  •   8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (M-F, except for holidays)

Free Downloadable GIS Data

The City of Fort Collins is committed to providing GIS data and maps, as cost-effectively as possible to the public. The GIS division currently maintains a website that allows free search and view functions for several datasets. In an effort to expand this service, the GIS Division is also providing some of the more frequently requested data in a downloadable format for free on an FTP site. These datasets are also being made available on a cloud based open data platform. These datasets are provided as is and are subject to our standard liability disclaimer. All datasets will be updated regularly and most of them cover an area of approximately 125 square miles from Douglas Road on the North to one mile south of County Road 32 on the South, and from Horsetooth Reservoir on the West to ½ mile east of County Road 5 on the East. All of the vector data on our FTP site is in ESRI shapefile format.

Cloud Based Open data portal

The datasets available for download at this time will be the following:

Hydro – Water features collected off of the April 1999 aerial photography.

Natural Areas – City and County owned and/or managed Natural Areas for the area around Fort Collins.

Natural Habitat and Features Inventory – Habitat inventory taken from the April 1999 aerial photography used for land use planning and development.

Parcels - A polygon shapefile that includes parcel numbers.

Addresses - A point shapefile of addresses.

Street Centerlines - A single line street shapefile with address ranges, street names etc.

Topo – Two foot contours of the whole City area in shapefile format.

Zoning - City of Fort Collins Land Use Code zone designation areas.

City Limits - A polygon shapefile of land area annexed by the City of Fort Collins.

Geocode Locators - Fort Collins Centerline and Address point Locators for use in ArcGIS 10.2. Approximately 30MB in size.

1999 SID format Aerial Photography
1999 SID format Aerial Photography - Aerial photography of the city taken in April of 1999 at ½ foot pixel resolution in color. This file is 822MB and will take a long time to download. This raster image is in LizardTech MrSID® compressed format.

In addition, two foot contours (in shape file format) and color aerial photography (in TIF format by quarter-section) are provided for check-out on CD's at the Main Library at 201 Petersen St

Other information that is collected and maintained by the GIS Division continues to be available in printed formats. Please check the website, or contact the GIS Division.

2002 SID format Aerial Photography - Aerial photography of the city taken in November of 2002 at ½ foot pixel resolution in color. This file is 1Gb and will take a long time to download. This raster image is in LizardTech MrSID® compressed format.

In addition, two foot contours (in shape file format) and color aerial photography (in TIF format by quarter-section) are provided for check-out on CD's at the Main Library at 201 Petersen St. and at CSU library.

Other information that is collected and maintained by the GIS Division continues to be available in printed formats. Please check the website, or contact the GIS Division