STEPS TO ORDERING DATA
- Decide which data set(s) will meet your needs.
Be prepared to provide a list of the layer names with your written request.
See our List of Available Data. (A few of the layers
are not available in digital format.)
- Determine the exact geographic area of interest.
Translate the area into the corresponding tile number(s), PLS quartersection number(s), or
provide the four street names which bound your area of interest.
- Decide which of the available formats you would like to
receive the data in.
Choose from: ArcInfo coverage, export, or shapefile or DXF formats. Determine your requirements
for additional data storage.
- Specify the appropriate magnetic media.
We recommend compact disc. Be certain to identify the transfer devices that will be used to
download the data, including any compression restrictions or specifications, if applicable.
- Provide a brief description of the intended use of the data.
Please prepare a written request, which addresses the five pieces of information above.
A map or graphic depicting the geographic area may be included. The request may be sent via
mail, fax 684-8914 or email
The request should include your company name and address (if applicable) as well as the
name, title, phone and fax numbers of the person who will be responsible for signing the
Data Provision Service Agreement (see below).
You will be
asked to sign a Data Provision Service Agreement that discusses terms and limitations
regarding commercial use of the City's proprietary data. City consultants are typically
licensed to use City data sets on a project-specific basis only. Other licensing packages
can be arranged upon request.