A Geographic Information System (GIS) is used to automate, manipulate, analyze, and display geographic (spatial) data in digital form. The City of Rocky Mount's Information Systems Division maintains and distributes geographic data, analysis tools, and mapping products for use by the City's staff in their daily operations.

Data maintained by City GIS Staff includes political boundaries, land parcel information, infrastructure systems (street network, water systems, sewer systems), emergency response facilities, recreational facilities, and other associated data pertaining to city operations. Data is maintained in both computer-aided design (CAD) and GIS file formats.

The GIS staff also develop and maintain GIS databases and applications, provide technical and operational support for GIS-related hardware and software, and offer GIS training for city staff, as well as providing mapping products and services to the citizens of Rocky Mount. These services include our Online Interactive Map Viewer, available below. Note: This viewer requires Internet Explorer or Firefox.



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Watch Video Virtual Tours

We are pleased to present a new series of videos produced using City GIS data and software from ESRI®. Each video clip represents an animated 3D "fly-over" of a location or area of interest in or around the City of Rocky Mount. Existing topographic (elevation) data in the City's GIS is used to generate a 3-dimensional surface over which aerial photography and other GIS features are "draped". Features such as buildings, electric utility poles, fire hydrants, etc., are located on the map and represented with accurate 3D symbols set to the proper scale. Trees, cars, and other features not part of our standard GIS data can also be added. The path and duration of the fly-through, as well as the altitude and angle of the camera can be customized to any desired parameters. The software used is ArcGIS 9.x with the 3D Analyst extension.