Community Resources

Geographic Information System

(605) 716-3672 
Fax: (605) 394-6621

Geographic Information System (GIS)
300 Sixth Street Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone: (605) 716-3672  Fax: (605) 394-6621
Office Hours: Monday - Friday  7:30a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Rapid City - Pennington County Geographic Information System

A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer program that stores and displays spatial information, such as roads, tax parcels, and aerial photographs.  What makes it different than, for example, an engineering drawing program is that a database is attached to each map layer.  This allows the user to access information about elements in the layer using the map, such as the owner name and assessed value of a land parcel.  Conversely, a user can search the database and find a location on the map.  One might request a list of all the tennis courts in the city from the database, select one court from the list, and have the map zoom to that court.


This GIS Data is provided "as is" without warranty of any representation of accuracy, timeliness, or completeness. The burden for determining accuracy, completeness, timeliness, merchantability, and fitness for or the appropriateness for use rests solely on the user. Rapid City and Pennington County make no warranties, express or implied, as to the use of the Data. There are no implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The user acknowledges and accepts the limitations of the Data, including the fact that the Data is dynamic and is in a constant state of maintenance, correction, and update.