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This guide provides a comprehensive list of online sources of geospatial data. Many of the sources on this list are websites of government agencies or organizations that provide open access to the vector and raster geospatial data that they have collecte

Austin Metro Area Data Sources

Starting Your Search for Local Area Data

Whenever your project study area is confined to a single city, county, or metropolitan region, there are certain potential sources of geospatial data that you should check which might provide you with useful information.  The websites of city governments, county governments, associations of governments, school districts, vector control districts, transit agencies, and other local government agency websites are all potential sources of data that you can work with using GIS software.  The larger the population of a particular metropolitan area, the more likely it is that local cities and counties will have GIS compatible data freely available for download from their respective websites, but there is a great level of variation between cities and counties in terms of both which datasets they make available and the total number of datasets they have and are willing to share.  While one county in a metro area may have a well developed geoportal with dozens of datasets available for download, a neighboring county may not publicly share any geospatial data at all or may provide only a few select datasets.  While one city may have its building outline polygon data freely posted on its website but no information about pothole locations identified on city streets, another nearby city may not offer building polygon data but have pothole location data available for the public to download.

It is also important to recognize that useful geospatial data for a particular metropolitan region can also often be obtained from state or federal sources.  For example, a local city may not have any geospatial demographic information available on its website, but detailed demographic data for any metro area in the United States can easily be obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.  Thus, it is important to consider the type of data that you are interested in and to look at the websites of government agencies at both the state and federal level to see if they have data available that is relevant to your project study area.

AUSTIN METRO AREA AGENCIES & ORGANIZATIONS
NameGIS Services PageData Download Site(s)
CAPCOG (Capital Area Council of Governments)No GIS or map services website as of Sept. 2018http://regional-open-data-capcog.opendata.arcgis.com/
Cap Metro (Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority)No GIS or map services website as of Sept. 2018https://data.texas.gov/browse?Dataset-Category_Agency=Capital+Metropolitan+Transportation+Authority&category=Transportation&utf8=%E2%9C%93
CTCOG (Central Texas Council of Governments)https://ctcog.org/regional-planning/gis-mapping/https://ctcog.org/regional-planning/gis-mapping/
CAMPO (Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization)No GIS or map services website as of Sept. 2018No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
CITIES
NameGIS Services PageData Download Site(s)
Austinhttp://www.austintexas.gov/department/gis-and-maps/gis-datahttps://austintexas.app.box.com/s/8ah8itbha7u6lis9eipypnz5ljvwta4t

https://data.austintexas.gov/
BartlettNo GIS or map services website as of Sept. 2018No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Bastrophttps://www.cityofbastrop.org/page/plan.mapsNo online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Bear Creekhttps://vilbc.org/maps/No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Bee Cavehttp://www.beecavetexas.gov/city-government/planning-development/mapsNo online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Bertramhttp://www.cityofbertram.org/mapsNo online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Blancohttps://www.cityofblanco.com/masterplan/land-useNo online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
BriarcliffNo GIS or map services website as of Sept. 2018No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Budahttps://www.ci.buda.tx.us/178/Maps-GIShttp://open-budatx.opendata.arcgis.com/
Burnethttps://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=ccb8f421b81c46c39b2b9db3076b6621No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Cedar Parkhttp://www.cedarparktexas.gov/departments/information-services/cedar-park-atlas-interactive-mappinghttps://cedarparkatlas.com/atlas.aspx?Section=DataPortal
Cottonwood ShoresNo GIS or map services website as of Sept. 2018No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
CreedmoorNo GIS or map services website as of Sept. 2018No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Dripping SpringsNo GIS or map services website as of Sept. 2018No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Elginhttps://www.elgintx.com/183/Planning-DevelopmentNo online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Florencehttp://www.florencetex.com/departments/planning-and-zoning/No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Georgetownhttps://maps.georgetown.org/https://maps.georgetown.org/gis-data/
GrangerNo GIS or map services website as of Sept. 2018No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Granite Shoalshttps://www.graniteshoals.org/index.aspx?NID=108No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
HaysNo GIS or map services website as of Sept. 2018No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Highland HavenNo GIS or map services website as of Sept. 2018No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Horseshoe Bayhttp://www.horseshoe-bay-tx.gov/220/Zoning-MapsNo online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Huttohttp://www.huttotx.gov/departments/gis/index.phphttp://www.huttotx.gov/departments/gis/gis_layers.php
JarrellNo GIS or map services website as of Sept. 2018No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Johnson CityNo GIS or map services website as of Sept. 2018No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
JonestownNo GIS or map services website as of Sept. 2018No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Kylehttps://www.cityofkyle.com/planning/interactive-web-mapshttps://www.cityofkyle.com/planning/gis-data-downloads
Lago Vistahttp://www.lagovistatexas.org/span_doing_span_business/gis_services/index.phphttp://www.lagovistatexas.org/document_center/index.php#outer-516
Lakewayhttps://www.lakeway-tx.gov/143/GISNo online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Leanderhttps://www.leandertx.gov/planning/page/maps-guidesNo online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Liberty Hillhttps://www.libertyhilltx.gov/157/Maps-GuidesNo online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Lockharthttp://www.lockhart-tx.org/page/visitors_mapsNo online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
LulingNo GIS or map services website as of Sept. 2018No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Manorhttp://www.cityofmanor.org/page/header_maps_exhibitshttp://www.cityofmanor.org/page/header_maps_exhibits
Marble Fallshttps://marblefallstx.gov/158/GIS-and-MappingNo online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
MartindaleNo GIS or map services website as of Sept. 2018No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
MeadowlakesNo GIS or map services website as of Sept. 2018No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Mountain CityNo GIS or map services website as of Sept. 2018No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Mustang RidgeNo GIS or map services website as of Sept. 2018No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
NiederwaldNo GIS or map services website as of Sept. 2018No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Pflugervillehttps://www.pflugervilletx.gov/city-government/development-services-center/planning-department/gis-serviceshttps://dataportal-039dd-a0d3f-7bdd9-866f5-pfgis.opendata.arcgis.com/
Point VentureNo GIS or map services website as of Sept. 2018No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
RollingwoodNo GIS or map services website as of Sept. 2018No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Round MountainNo GIS or map services website as of Sept. 2018No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Round Rockhttps://www.roundrocktexas.gov/departments/gis/https://www.roundrocktexas.gov/departments/gis/downloadable-gis-files/
San LeannaNo GIS or map services website as of Sept. 2018No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
San Marcoshttps://www.sanmarcostx.gov/761/GIShttps://www.sanmarcostx.gov/800/Map-Library
Smithvillehttps://www.ci.smithville.tx.us/city-government/planning-zoning/No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Stapleshttps://staples-texas.org/map.htmlNo online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Sunrise Beach Villagehttp://cityofsunrisebeach.org/?p=668No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Sunset Valleyhttps://www.sunsetvalley.org/index.asp?SEC=7A7F24CB-6F91-44EF-ACA5-36649F8AFE8C&Type=B_BASICNo online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Taylorhttp://www.taylortx.gov/639/MapsNo online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
ThrallNo GIS or map services website as of Sept. 2018No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Uhlandhttps://www.cityofuhland.com/government/city-limits-and-zoning-maps/No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Village of The HillsNo GIS or map services website as of Sept. 2018No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Villiage of Volentehttps://www.villageofvolente-tx.gov/index.asp?SEC=9752BD91-71F2-4888-B05A-B166C64FC616&DE=B3ECAC76-51B8-46EF-B739-31E6588CB920&Type=B_BASICNo online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
WebbervilleNo GIS or map services website as of Sept. 2018No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
WeirNo GIS or map services website as of Sept. 2018No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
West Lake Hillshttp://www.westlakehills.org/index.aspx?NID=113No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Wimberleyhttps://www.cityofwimberley.com/?SEC=676A4F58-813D-49BE-A9C6-C8816E3F0364No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Woodcreekhttps://www.woodcreektx.gov/?SEC=9D294162-BEC2-4DA9-BA5F-99050F60E2E8No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
COUNTIES
NameGIS Services PageData Download Site(s)
Bastrop Countyhttp://www.co.bastrop.tx.us/page/co.mapshttp://www.co.bastrop.tx.us/page/co.maps
Blanco CountyNo GIS or map services website as of Sept. 2018No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Burnet CountyNo GIS or map services website as of Sept. 2018No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Caldwell Countyhttp://maps.riskmap6.com/TX/Caldwell/No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Hays Countyhttps://hayscountytx.com/departments/development-services/gis/No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Travis Countyhttps://tnr-traviscountytx.opendata.arcgis.com/https://tnr-traviscountytx.opendata.arcgis.com/
Williamson Countyhttps://www.wilco.org/Departments/GIS/GIS-Datahttps://www.wilco.org/Departments/GIS/GIS-Data
COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICTS
NameGIS Services PageData Download Site(s)
Bastrop Central Appraisal Districthttps://www.bastropcad.org/interactive-map/No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Blanco County Appraisal Districthttp://www.blancocad.com/mapping-GIS.htmlNo online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Burnet County Appraisal DistrictNo GIS or map services website as of Sept. 2018No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Caldwell County Appraisal Districthttp://www.caldwellcad.org/index.php/MapsNo online geoportal as of Sept. 2018
Hays Central Appraisal DistrictNo GIS or map services website as of Sept. 2018http://www.hayscad.com/data-downloads/
Travis Central Appraisal Districthttp://propaccess.traviscad.org/mapSearch/?cid=1No online geoportal as of Sept. 2018

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