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Data, Maps, and Reports

Geospatial Data

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.

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. See the fee schedule for the most commonly downloaded datasets.To get a specific area of geospatial data, refer to the Quadrangle Boundaries reference Web map. 

Steps to downloading data:  

  • For questions about available data, send an email to capcoggis@capcog.org.
  • To download data, mail a completed data request form to capcoggis@capcog.org.  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 capcoggis@capcog.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

Disclaimer:
The Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) 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 is in no way
intended to be survey grade information.  
This product is for informational purposes and may not have been
prepared for or be suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying
purposes. It does not represent an on-the-ground survey and 
represents only the approximate relative location of property boundaries.
Disclaimer

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.

Airfields
Airfield points of the CAPCOG region from US Bureau of Transportation Statistics.  (metadata)

ESRI Geodatabase (49 KB)
ESRI Shapefile (31 KB)
Google KMZ File (17 KB)

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Airport Runways
Runway polygons for the major airports of the CAPCOG region. (metadata)

ESRI Geodatabase (195 KB)
ESRI Shapefile (129 KB)
Google KMZ File (237 KB)

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New Annual Precipitation
Annual precipitation for the CAPCOG region. (metadata)

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New Aquifers
The Major and Minor Aquifer boundaries for the CAPCOG region from the Texas Water Development Board. (metadata)

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New Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District Hydrologic Zones
Hydrologic zones that fall within the Barton Spring Edwards Aquifer Conservation District. (metadata)

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New Bathymetry
The Bathymetry for all of the major lakes in the CAPCOG region.  Bathymetry depicts underwater depth by using contours.  WARNING - large dataset. (metadata)

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Bridges
Bridges connecting paved roadways for the CAPCOG region. (metadata)

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Updated Census 2000
Census Blocks, Block Groups, Tracts, and Places for the CAPCOG region from the US Census Bureau. (metadata)

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New Census 2010 Boundary Files
Census Blocks, Block Groups, Tracts, and Places for the CAPCOG region from the US Census Bureau. No Demographic data (metadata)

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New 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)

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New 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.

ESRI Geodatabase (4 MB)
ESRI Shape File (9 MB)
Google KMZ File (108 KB)

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City Limits
Boundaries of incorporated communities by county for the CAPCOG region. (metadata)

ESRI Geodatabase (3 MB)
ESRI Shapefile (832 KB)
Google KMZ File (1 MB)

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Contour Lines
Using a common interval of ten feet, a contour line dataset has been compiled for the entire CAPCOG region. (metadata)

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County Boundaries
County boundaries for the CAPCOG region from Texas Natural Resources Information System. (metadata)

ESRI Geodatabase (188 KB)
ESRI Shapefile (169 KB)
Google KMZ File (200 KB)

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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)

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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)

ESRI Geodatabase (6 MB)
ESRI Shapefile (4 MB)
Google KMZ File (2 MB)

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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.

ESRI Geodatabase (7 MB)
ESRI Shapefile (7 MB)
Google KMZ File (8 MB)

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Hydrography
National Hydrography Dataset for the CAPCOG region from the US Geological Survey. WARNING - large dataset. (metadata)

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New 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)

ESRI Geodatabase (224 MB)
ESRI Shapefile (Ranges from 4 - 106 MB)

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Landfill Inventory
Permitted and unpermitted landfills for the CAPCOG region. (metadata)

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LiDAR Sample Data
The Current Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) inventory for the CAPCOG region is available through our in-house public workstation.  To schedule an appointment email John Arkinson.  To expedite the process please download the LiDAR Inventory shapefile below and bring a list of your area of interest to reference at our self-service public workstation.  There is no cost associated with using the public workstation, but an appointment is required.  Due to large file size, the LiDAR data will not be available online.  The LiDAR tiles are quarter-quarter-quarter quads (Q4) and range from 25 to 180 MB each; the entire dataset is 1.3 TB.  A USB storage device is required. 

Sample LiDAR data includes source LAS, bare earth, and an intensity image for a portion of the Georgetown SW quarter quadrangle.  All data is in a UTM Zone 14, meters projection. Freeware LiDAR viewing software is available for download at PointVue LE and 3DEM. Visit our Publications web page for presentations on LiDAR data. WARNING - large dataset

LiDAR Inventory (Shapefile) 

LAS (47 MB)
Bare Earth (25 MB)
Intensity Image (2 MB)

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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)

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Orthoimagery 1997
2 ft resolution, black and white imagery for the CAPCOG region organized by USGS quadrangle. (metadata)

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Orthoimagery 2002
2 ft resolution, digital imagery for the CAPCOG region organized by USGS quarter quadrangle. (metadata)

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Orthoimagery 2006
2 ft resolution, digital imagery for the CAPCOG region organized by USGS quarter quadrangle. (metadata)

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Orthoimagery 2008
18 in resolution, MrSID, digital (film) imagery for the CAPCOG region organized by USGS quarter quadrangle. (metadata)

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Orthoimagery 2009
6 in resolution, digital imagery in MrSID format spaning a selection of the CAPCOG region organized by Q4 tiles.  (metadata)

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Quadrangle Boundaries
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)

ESRI Geodatabase (1 MB)
ESRI Shapefile (643 KB)
Google KMZ File 

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Railroads
Railroad centerlines of the CAPCOG region. (metadata)

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Recycling Center Locations
Public/municipal recycling center locations of the CAPCOG region. (metadata)

ESRI Geodatabase (26 KB)
ESRI Shapefile (5 KB)
Google KMZ File (19 KB)

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River Basins
Hydrologic Unit Codes with River basin boundaries for the CAPCOG region from the Texas Water Development Board. (metadata)

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Soils
STATSGO soils of the CAPCOG region from the US Natural Resource Conservation Service. (metadata)

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Street Centerlines
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.

ESRI Geodatabase (49 MB)
ESRI Shapefile (15 MB)
Google KMZ file (Varies)

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Subwatershed
The largest classification of hydrologic unit (6th) also named "Subwatershed".  Dataset contains 8 digit, 10 digit, and 12 digit hydrologic unit codes. (metadata)

ESRI Geodatabase (181 KB)
ESRI Shapefile (143 KB)
Google KMZ File (161 KB)

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Topographic Maps
USGS topographic maps for the CAPCOG region organized by USGS quadrangle. (metadata)

TIF (1.7 MB - 7.5 MB)

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Vegetation
Vegetation types of the CAPCOG region from Texas Parks and Wildlife. (metadata)

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New Water Administrative Boundaries
Administrative water boundaries for the CAPCOG region. 

     Groundwater Conservation Districts (metadata)

     ESRI Geodatabase (227 KB)
     ESRI Shapefile (242 KB)
     Google KMZ File (225 KB)

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      Groundwater Management Areas (metadata)

     ESRI Geodatabase (248 KB)
     ESRI Shapefile (206 KB)
     Google KMZ File (250 KB)

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      Regional Water Planning Areas (metadata)

     ESRI Geodatabase (181 KB)
     ESRI Shapefile (143 KB)
     Google KMZ File (161 KB)

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       Priority Groundwater Management Areas (metadata)

     ESRI Geodatabase (55 KB)
     ESRI Shapefile (14 KB)
     Google KMZ File (16 KB)

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Water and Wastewater Service Areas
Water and wastewater service areas (including MUDs) in the CAPCOG region. (metadata)

ESRI Geodatabase (1 MB)
ESRI Shapefile (2 MB)
Google KMZ File (2 MB)

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New Wells
Active wells for the CAPCOG region. (metadata)

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