What is GIS?

A geographical Information System (GIS) is a computer program that collects, stores, verifies, integrates, manipulates, analyzes, and displays information about locations on the surface of the Earth. A GIS is typically used to manage a variety of maps. These could be represented as several layers, where each layer contains information on a specific class of features. Each feature has a connection to both a record in an attribute database and a place on the map’s graphical representation.

Responsibilities of the Department:

  • Spatial data creation, distribution, and maintenance within Jamestown city limits and its one-mile extraterritorial limit.
  • Utilizing GIS data to create maps and applications that serve the City’s operational needs and assisting City workers with GIS applications.
  • Coordination and sharing of GIS data and resources with outside organizations and consultants working on projects within the City of Jamestown.

Coordinate System the City of Jamestown uses:

  • Coordinate System: North Dakota State Plane Coordinate System
  • Zone: North Dakota South (fips 3302)
  • Units: International Survey Feet

City of Jamestown Map Gallery- Click Here

City of Jamestown Plat Maps- Click Here


  • For a better experience, you can toggle the web map layers on and off.
  • The web maps will occasionally be updated with the most recent updates.

For your convenience our maps are in PDF format. If you are unable to open these files you will need to download the latest version of Adobe Reader at http://get.adobe.com/reader/.