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The City of Alexandria makes its GIS data available in multiple ways, most at no cost.  The data is available in several formats, all of which is updated bi-annually.  Please see the various ways to attain our data that fit your need.

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.


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.


GIS Data Download

For those looking for the City of Alexandria’s complete GIS dataset, it is now available for download HERE. The downloadable ISO file contains the data as a File Geodatabase.  Please see the Available Data on Download and DVD for a list of the included features.


GIS Data DVD for Purchase

If you would like to purchase the data on DVD at the cost of $100, plus $2 if by mail, please see the available ways below:

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 Download and 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 feature classes exist for zip code boundaries. The Zipcode_y feature has been generalized for increased cartographic quality. For precise zip code boundaries based on parcels, use the TrueZip_y feature class.

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.