The GIS Mapping Center produces a number of products that the public may purchase to facilitate their own GIS or mapping needs. All products are copyrighted and may not be redistributed, resold or copied (except for backup or internal use). Data cannot be resold or provided as a service that is sold to others. These products are provided for reference purposes only. The data used is not of survey quality and should not be used for design or construction.
Products can be purchased at the Development Services Permitting & Inspections Counter, 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 1000, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and every third Thursday of the month, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Checks should be made payable to Arlington County Treasurer. You must also include the acknowledgement of copyright form with your check.
To have the product shipped, include your FedEx number or add $15 to the price of the CD for shipping and handling. For current shipping charges and methods of shipping, contact the GIS Mapping Center at 703-228-4391.
Current GIS Data (Download)
2018 GIS Data CD
This CD contains a large selection of the GIS data available and is published annually in May or June.
The data are stored in the current version of ESRI’s Personal Geodatabase (v10.4 format) in NAD83 Virginia State Plane North projection. The geographic data for real estate properties reflects changes that were recorded through Dec. 31 of the previous year. Other geographic layers may reflect more recent changes, if any occurred.
Annual real estate assessment (tabular) data is included as a courtesy, and is provided by the Department of Real Estate Assessments.
Requirements for the 2018 data CD: ArcGIS 10.5. Previous versions (Arcview 3.2, ArcGIS 8.x and 9.x) cannot read this data format. Contact ESRI if you have outdated software. Due to resource limitations, we are limited to providing data in the version its maintained and we are unable to accommodate requests for other formats.
2018 Real Property Identification Maps
$400 Hard Copy Print; $125 CD
The 2018 edition of our Map Book consists of 488 individual 11-inch by 17-inch map sheets in color, at a scale of 1 inch equals 100 feet. All map sheets are updated to January 1 of the year published. The book is published annually in mid-June. The price can change annually depending on printing costs.
This CD contains all 488 pages, plus index maps, of our 2018 Map Book hard copy edition in PDF format. The pages are designed for 11-inch by 17-inch printers.
The Map Book is a compilation from recorded plats and is not a legal document. Both the hardcopy Map Book and Map Book CD show property boundaries, street names, property addresses and an identifying number for each property called a real property code (RPC).
The tax maps also show zoning classifications and historic districts, and subdivision boundaries. Real property information is generated by the Department of Real Estate Assessments, and zoning information generated by the Zoning Office of the Department of Community Planning, Housing and Development. These departments are considered the data owners. If errors are found, report them to the appropriate agency.
2011 2-Foot Interval Contour Data CD
2011 Orthophotography CD
This CD contains the County’s 1-foot pixel, full color, orthophoto, mosaic compressed in MrSid format. Software is required to view this image. Most GIS, CADD or photogrammetric software can read this compressed format.