Data, Maps, and Reports
Access CAPCOG’s various maps and data products. Geospatial information system data provided by the GIS Data Clearinghouse are available free, and Orthoimagery and Lidar data are available at nominal cost.
Orthoimagery and Lidar Inventory
CAPCOG provides orthoimagery and lidar data collected through the annual GeoMap program, with the extent of the collections based on each year’s participant pool. The available images or other products do not necessarily comprise or cover the entire region. The collection efforts listed below offer a look at the geographic extent of coverage for the respective year indicated.
GIS Public Work Station
CAPCOG provides orthoimagery and lidar data through its GIS Public Work Station, open 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The service is available for a nominal cost-recovery charge.
Steps to downloading data:
- For questions about available data, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To download data, mail a completed data request form to email@example.com. CAPCOG GIS staff will address your request, quote a price for the download and coordinate assigning a download time. Each request is answered, but response time may vary due to volume of projects.
- Upon receiving confirmation of your download time, please bring a check or money order payable to CAPCOG for the amount quoted and an external storage device with enough capacity for the data requested. If the data transfer is estimated to last more than an hour, it is recommended that you set up the transfer and later e-mail CAPCOG GIS staff at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm the transfer.
- Label your hard drive with the individual's name, company or entity name, and email address and phone number, or affix a business card to label your property.
- Once complete, your storage device will be available with the receptionist for pickup.
GIS Data Clearinghouse
CAPCOG provides vector data - point, line or polygon, for example - as an ESRI geodatabase, an ESRI shapefile or a Google KMZ file. The data developed and or distributed by CAPCOG uses the NAD 83, State Plane, Texas Central Zone feet map projection and coordinate system. CAPCOG provides data to the general public under certain terms and conditions. Review the data license for more information. Data provided through CAPCOG’s GIS Data Clearinghouse is available at no cost
The Capital Area Council of Governments provides maps and data as is and assumes no liability for its accuracy or completeness. Maps and data are intended as a representation of the data being presented and are not intended to be survey-grade information. These products are for informational purposes and may not have been prepared for or be suitable for legal, engineering or surveying purposes. They do not represent an on-the-ground survey and represent only the approximate relative location of property boundaries.
Airfield points of the CAPCOG region from US Bureau of Transportation Statistics. (metadata)
Runway polygons for the major airports of the CAPCOG region. (metadata)
Annual precipitation for the CAPCOG region. (metadata)
The Major and Minor Aquifer boundaries for the CAPCOG region from the Texas Water Development Board. (metadata)
Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District Hydrologic Zones
Hydrologic zones that fall within the Barton Spring Edwards Aquifer Conservation District. (metadata)
The Bathymetry for all of the major lakes in the CAPCOG region. Bathymetry depicts underwater depth by using contours. WARNING - large dataset. (metadata)
Bridges connecting paved roadways for the CAPCOG region. (metadata)
Census Blocks, Block Groups, Tracts, and Places for the CAPCOG region from the US Census Bureau. (metadata)
Census 2010 Boundary Files
Census Blocks, Block Groups, Tracts, and Places for the CAPCOG region from the US Census Bureau. No Demographic data (metadata)
Census 2010 Demographic Data
Census 2010 Redistricting Data (contains selected attributes from the Census 2010 redistricting file including Total population, race/ethnicity, over 18 population, housing units for blocks, block groups, and tracts) (metadata)
ESRI Shapefile (32.4 MB)
Central Texas Greenprint for Growth
The Central Texas Greenprint for Growth is a tool for balancing sustainable conservation goals with the infrastructure needs of our rapidly urbanizing region. The process combines community stakeholder input about conservation goals and priorities with Geographic Information Systems mapping and modeling technology to produce graphic illustrations highlighting opportunity areas for conservation that meet multiple goals. For the complete Central Texas Greenprint for Growth Report please visit our Publications page.
Boundaries of incorporated communities by county for the CAPCOG region. (metadata)
Using a common interval of ten feet, a contour line dataset has been compiled for the entire CAPCOG region. (metadata)
County boundaries for the CAPCOG region from Texas Natural Resources Information System. (metadata)
ECT Preferred Scenario: 2003 Data Model
Since 2002 Envision Central Texas has engaged residents in the Central Texas Region to envision their future development options. This data is based of grid cells that represent the most popular scenario. (metadata)
ECT Preferred Scenario: 2003 Graphic Model
This dataset is a generalized cartographic presentation of the 2003 ECT Data Model developed by Fregonese Calthorpe Associates CAPCOG has made this data available in GIS formats. (metadata)
Flood Zone Q3 Data (100 Year Floodplain)
This dataset is compiled from older and sometimes outdated FEMA Q3 data that has been aggregated in order to span the entire CAPCOG region. (metadata) For more recent data please contact FEMA, or the city or county your area of interest resides.
Groundwater Conservation Districts (under construction)
Administrative water boundary for the CAPCOG region.
Groundwater Conservation Districts (metadata)
National Hydrography Dataset for the CAPCOG region from the US Geological Survey. WARNING - large dataset. (metadata)
Land Fragmentation Analysis 2010
The 2010 Land Fragmentation Analysis (aka Vacant Land Inventory) supports land use related analysis. This is a polygon feature class representing vacant land, 5 acres or larger, from 2010 for Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson Counties. Data fields are derived from parcel and tax roll information. (sample example)
Permitted and unpermitted landfills for the CAPCOG region. (metadata)
Oil and Gas Leases
Boundaries of oil/gas leases on state-owned land outside the bays, estuaries, and Gulf of Mexico from the Texas General Land Office. (metadata)
This data set includes the original, 7.5-minute quadrangle boundaries, the 3.75-minute quarter-quadrangle boundaries, and the 1.875-minute Q4 boundaries. (metadata)
Railroad centerlines of the CAPCOG region. (metadata)
Recycling Center Locations
Public/municipal recycling center locations of the CAPCOG region. (metadata)
Hydrologic Unit Codes with River basin boundaries for the CAPCOG region from the Texas Water Development Board. (metadata)
STATSGO soils of the CAPCOG region from the US Natural Resource Conservation Service. (metadata)
Road network for the CAPCOG region. WARNING - large dataset. (metadata)This is a provisional dataset. Certain areas may contain gaps, overlaps, or other errors. Please check back for updates to this dataset.
The largest classification of hydrologic unit (6th) also named "Subwatershed". Dataset contains 8 digit, 10 digit, and 12 digit hydrologic unit codes. (metadata)
USGS topographic maps for the CAPCOG region organized by USGS quadrangle. (metadata)
TIF (1.7 MB - 7.5 MB)
Vegetation types of the CAPCOG region from Texas Parks and Wildlife. (metadata)
Water Administrative Boundaries
Administrative water boundaries for the CAPCOG region.
Groundwater Conservation Districts (metadata)
Groundwater Management Areas (metadata)
Regional Water Planning Areas (metadata)
Priority Groundwater Management Areas (metadata)
Water and Wastewater Service Areas
Water and wastewater service areas (including MUDs) in the CAPCOG region. (metadata)
Active wells for the CAPCOG region. (metadata)
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