The following websites provide links to downloadable geographic and tabular data files suitable for use with GIS software.

Austin Area GIS Data

  • Austin Open Data Portal: This portal provides easy access to open data and information about your city government. We encourage the use of public data that the City of Austin has published to spark innovation, promote public collaboration, increase government transparency, and inform decision making.
  • City of Austin GIS Data Sets: An organized guide to over 50 different data layers for the Austin area, including roads, land use, zoning, and facilities.
  • Growth Watch: Growth Watch monitors and tracks development and provides GIS datasets, spreadsheets, and maps on development activity. See Growth Watch Data by Year for georeferenced building permits.
  • Capitol Area Council of Governments Information Clearinghouse: GIS data layers for the 10 county region around Austin in shapefile, geodatabase, and Google KMZ format.
  • Austin Historical Survey Web Tool Maps & GIS Data: Data related to historic preservation available from this site. Includes the City of Austin Comprehensive Survey of Cultural Resources Map (1984), georeferenced as part of the Austin Historical Survey Web Tool effort.

Central Texas Cities GIS Data

San Antonio Area GIS Data

Houston Area GIS Data

Dallas/Fort Worth GIS Data

Texas GIS Data

National Environmental, Transportation and Social GIS Data

National Demographic/Economic GIS Data

International GIS Data

Other GIS Data Portals