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City of Alexandria's GIS Open Data Portal

The City of Alexandria’s GIS Division has opened its brand-new GIS Open Data Portal. This application will allow you to download our data in ESRI's shapefile (.shp) format, as well as other formats (including CSV for tables and spreadsheets, KML (XML) and API) for free. Please note that this new site is a work in progress which will continue to evolve. We are always working to continue to add new data sets, improve open data portal usability and will strive to continue to add new and improved content.


Purchasing Data

The City of Alexandria’s GIS Division manages the City’s vast and detailed geographic information database. The City recognizes that this information can be very useful to the public as well for many purposes and therefore publishes it semi-annually on DVD for a $100.00 fee* (the approximate cost to produce the disk).

To fully utilize this information most users will need some GIS experience along with appropriate GIS software. As a convenience, the GIS Data DVD includes documentation which provides a link to a free third-party viewer (ArcExplorer) to be able to view the data on the DVD. Users without access to GIS software will need to determine if the viewer is suitable to meet their specific needs. One of the known limitations of the viewer is its inability to read the City’s aerial photography in the compressed format in which it is provided (MrSID compression). The DVD includes a link to decompression software (Lizard Tech ExpressViewer Browser Plug-in ), but the process of decompressing can be time-consuming.

Many needs can be addressed without purchasing the GIS Data DVD. Please see our GIS Open Data Portal to download our data in shapefile (.shp) format, as well as other formats, for free. Additionally, those who are interested in basic geographic information or maps of the City are encouraged to visit our Standard Maps page or our Interactive Maps page, where all of the City’s most popular maps and interactive viewers can be found.

*Please note that as of January 5th 2009, the cost of the GIS Data DVD is $100.00. Purchaser must also pay a $2.00 postage fee if mailed (if picking up, no postage fee will be charged).

To purchase a DVD by mail:
Make checks for $102.00 ($100.00 Data DVD production fee and $2.00 postage fee) payable to "City of Alexandria". (No credit Cards accepted by mail.) Include a signed copy of the GIS USER AGREEMENT. User Agreements may also be faxed to (703) 838-6393.

Mail to:
City Hall
PO Box 178
Alexandria, VA 22313

To purchase by phone:
Call 703 746-4666. Only Visa and Mastercard are accepted. You will need to provide:

  • Number on card
  • Expiration date of card
  • Full mailing address
  • You will also need to sign and fax a GIS USER AGREEMENT to 703 838-6393.

To purchase in person:
Cash, Check or Credit Cards are acceptable.

Alexandria City Hall
301 King Street Room 2100
You will need to sign a GIS USER AGREEMENT

 


Available Data on DVD


Address Points
A point feature representing all addresses in the City.

 


Alexandria City Limits
A polygon feature representing Alexandria City limits. 

 


Bike Trails
A linear feature representing all bike trails. 

 


Buildings
A polygon feature representing building footprints.

 


Buildings 3D
A polygon feature representing building footprints broken into indivdual polygons which store elevation data.

 


Driveways
A polygon feature representing driveways.

 


Enterprise Zone
A polygon feature representing the economic development enterprise zone.

 


Hydrology
A polygon feature representing all lakes, canals, and rivers greater than 5ft in width.

 


Metro Stops
A point feature representing all Metro stops in the City.

 


Metro Lines
A linear feature representing all Metro tracks in the City.

 


Parking
A polygon feature representing parking lots and off-street parking.

 


Piers
A polygon feature representing all piers.

 


Parks
A polygon feature representing all City owned parks.

 


Polling Places
A point feature representing all Polling Places throughout the City.

 


Railroads
A linear feature representing all rail lines in the City.

 


Recreational Amenities
A polygon feature representing City owned recreational amenities.

 


Recreation Centers
A point features representing all recreation centers.

 


Region
A polygon features representing the metro DC region.

 


Road Centerlines
A linear feature representing all road centerlines. It is also used to label street names.

 


Road Edges
A linerar feature representing all curbs, curb cuts, and alleys.

 


Schools
A point feature representing City of Alexandria Public Schools.

 


School Board Boundaries
A polygon feature representing Alexandria Public School Board boundaries.

 


Sewer
A set of features representing storm drainage and sanitary wastewater networks within the City.

 


Shoreline
A linear feature representing the shoreline along the eastern portion of the City.

 


Small Area Plans
A polygon feature representing the small area plans of Alexandria.

 


Stream Centerlines
A linear feature representing the centerlines of all streams and rivers.

 


Streets
A polygon feature representing paved and unpaved roads, alleys, medians, and shoulders.

 


Tax Parcels
A polygon feature representing all tax parcels within the City. There are approximately 23,500+ tax parcels.

 


Tax Parcel Index
An index feature representing the tax parcel map sheets.

 


VA House Districts
A polygon feature representing Virginia State House of Representatives districts within the City.

 


VA Senate Districts
A polygon feature representing Virginia State Senate districts within the City.

 


Voting Precincts
A polygon feature representing all Alexandria Voting Precincts.

 


Walks
A polygon feature representing sidewalks, crosswalks, and stairs.

 


Zip Codes*
A polygon feature representing 5 digit zip code boundaries.

 


Zoning
A polygon feature representing all zoning districts throughout the City.

 


2 Foot Contours
A linear feature representing contour lines at 2ft. intervals.

 


2010 Census Tracts
A polygon feature representing the year 2000 Census tracts.

 


2010 Census Block Groups
A polygon feature representing the year 2000 Census block groups.

 


2010 Census Blocks
A polygon feature representing the year 2000 Census blocks.

 


2009 Aerial Photography Index
An index feature representing 2009 orthophotography tiles.

 


2009 Aerial Photography
Photography is based on a March, 2009 flight. Images are in Mr. Sid format.

 


*Note: Two shapefiles exist for zip code boundaries. The first shapefile Zipcode_y has been generalized for increased cartographic quality. For precise zip code boundaries based on parcels, use TrueZip_y.

DISCLAIMER: The maps/data provided hereunder are provided "as is" and the City expressly disclaims all warranties, UCC and otherwise, express or implied, including warranties as to accuracy of the maps/data and merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, and further expressly disclaims responsibility for all incidental, consequential or special damages arising out of or in connection with the use of performance of the maps/data.

All additional information provided on the City of Alexandria's GIS web pages adheres to all warranties and disclaimers stated in the GIS USER AGREEMENT.

 


Data Viewers and Utilities Downloads

For more information or any questions you may have, please contact us.

123 N. Pitt St., Suite 250
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.3828
FAX: 703.838.4118

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.