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 a free third-party viewer (ArcExplorer). 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. 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 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 by mail:
Make checks for $102.00 ($100.00 Data DVD 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.
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:
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
A point feature representing all addresses in the City. name on cd: Addr_p
|Alexandria City Limits|
A polygon feature representing Alexandria City limits. name on cd: Alex_y
A linear feature representing all bike trails. name on cd: Bike_lc
A polygon feature representing building footprints. name on cd: Bld_y
A polygon feature representing building footprints broken into indivdual polygons which store elevation data . name on cd: Bld3D_y
A polygon feature representing driveways. name on cd: Driveway_y
A polygon feature representing the economic development enterprise zone. name on cd: Entpzn_y
A polygon feature representing all lakes, canals, and rivers greater than 5ft in width. name on cd: Hydro_y
A point feature representing all Metro stops in the City. name on cd: Metro_p
A linear feature representing all Metro tracks in the City. name on cd: Metro_l
A polygon feature representing parking lots and off-street parking. name on cd: Parklot_y
A polygon feature representing all piers. name on cd: Piers_y
A polygon feature representing all City owned parks. name on cd: Parks_y
A point feature representing all Polling Places throughout the City. name on cd: Polling_p
A linear feature representing all rail lines in the City. name on cd: Rail_l
A polygon feature representing City owned recreational amenities. name on cd: Amenity_y
A point features representing all recreation centers. name on cd: Recctr_p
A polygon features representing the metro DC region. name on cd: Region_y
A linear feature representing all road centerlines. It is also used to label street names. name on cd: Road_lc
A linerar feature representing all curbs, curb cuts, and alleys. name on cd: Road_le
A point feature representing City of Alexandria Public Schools. name on cd: School_p
School Board Boundaries
A polygon feature representing Alexandria Public School Board boundaries. name on cd: SchDist_y
A set of features representing storm drainage and sanitary wastewater networks within the City. name on cd: Sewers
A linear feature representing the shoreline along the eastern portion of the City. name on cd: Shore_l
|Small Area Plans|
A polygon feature representing the small area plans of Alexandria. name on cd: SmAreaPlan_y
A linear feature representing the centerlines of all streams and rivers. name on cd: Stream_lc
A polygon feature representing paved and unpaved roads, alleys, medians, and shoulders. name on cd: Road_y
A polygon feature representing all tax parcels within the City. There are approximately 23,500 tax parcels. name on cd: Parcel_y
|Tax Parcel Index|
An index feature representing the tax parcel map sheets. name on cd: Parcel_x
|VA House Districts|
A polygon feature representing Virginia State House of Representatives districts within the City. name on cd: House_y
|VA Senate Districts|
A polygon feature representing Virginia State Senate districts within the City. name on cd: Senate_y
A polygon feature representing all Alexandria Voting Precincts. name on cd: Precnt_y
A polygon feature representing sidewalks, crosswalks, and stairs. name on cd: Walk_y
A polygon feature representing 5 digit zip code boundaries. name on cd: Zipcode_y
A polygon feature representing all zoning districts throughout the City. name on cd: Zoning_y
|2 Foot Contours|
A linear feature representing contour lines at 2ft. intervals name on cd: Contour2_l
|2000 Census Tracts|
A polygon feature representing the year 2000 Census tracts. name on cd: Tract00
|2000 Census Block Groups|
A polygon feature representing the year 2000 Census block groups. name on cd: Blkgrp00
|2000 Census Blocks|
A polygon feature representing the year 2000 Census blocks. name on cd: Blks00
|2009 Aerial Photography Index|
An index feature representing 2009 orthophotography tiles. name on cd: Ortho09_x
|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 disclaimes responsibility for all incidential, consquential 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 by email: GISHelp@alexandriava.gov.