GIS & Mapping
There are several geospatial data and map resources available to the public from the GIS & Mapping Services Branch. This page will direct you to several free online products as well as explain resources & services available to office visitors.
New Version of the Digital Map Viewer Application is Now Available
The Digital Map Viewer (DMV) is an online mapping application that aids users in viewing and downloading pages from official Fairfax County map books. Multiple types of map book pages are available, some with many years available (the property map book series goes back annually to 1960).
The new version of the (DMV) is a significant improvement and includes the following enhancements:
- Search by Address
- Open Maps in Tabs or New Windows
- New Overview Map
- Select Map Tile by Click
- Save Previous Searches
- Full Documentation
County Map Sales Are Now Handled by GIS & Mapping Services
Responsibility for Fairfax County map sales has been transferred to the GIS & Mapping Services Branch from the recently closed Maps & Publications Center. Map books, wall maps, street atlases, and other mapping products are available for purchase at suite 117 of the Fairfax County Government Center (see the Contact page for addresses, phone numbers, and directions). Please note, however, that all map books and many wall maps are available for free download using the Digital Map Viewer application and the Map Gallery.
GIS & Mapping Services is a branch of Fairfax County’s Department of
Information Technology. It is tasked with developing, maintaining,
coordinating, and distributing GIS/mapping data and technology to Fairfax
County government agencies and residents.
Information about GIS & Mapping Services office location, office hours, phone & fax numbers, and other basic information.
Read through a list of frequently asked questions about GIS &
Mapping concepts and branch activities.
Fairfax County has recently launched a new 3-D web application that enables residents to view Fairfax County in a new way. With Virtual Fairfax, residents and the business community can view 3D buildings, terrain, aerial imagery, and take virtual tours. Using the mouse, it is possible to fly over properties from any angle, look at photorealistic 3D buildings from multiple perspectives, view shadows by time of day and year, and much more. Full documentation and FAQs are available on the application's site.
My Neighborhood is an Internet mapping and information reporting application. Its intended use is to let users know what features and facilities are available in and around their neighborhood. Through the My Neighborhood application, you can find information about parks, schools, libraries, fire stations, and other public facilities in your neighborhood. You can also find general information about your location such as what supervisor district you are in and other location specific data. The information is broken down into logical business groups called Views: General Information, Parks , Demographics, and Police Incidents. Each view has unique map types and unique reports. Map types allow you to see different layers of information about the same area, and reports contain detailed information about a specific area.
The Digital Map Viewer is an online mapping application that aids users in viewing and downloading pages from official Fairfax County map books. Multiple types of map book pages are available, some with many years available (the property map book series goes back annually to 1960).
Maps may be found for a location by selecting the county tax map grid, entering an address, or clicking on the interactive map tab. Maps are downloaded in an Adobe PDF format and may be viewed online or downloaded for offline viewing. Using the Adobe Reader plugin, users can zoom, pan, turn map layers on and off, and print the map book pages.
Find many common maps that are produced by the GIS & Mapping Services Branch. The maps are letter size and available in PDF format that may be downloaded or printed. The maps, include letter-sized countywide thematic maps, poster-sized individual Supervisor district maps, and published large format "wall maps." Maps produced from other agencies in Fairfax County may be found at the main County Maps page.
Access over forty free downloadable GIS layers (ESRI shapefile format) for use in GIS and other mapping applications. The list of layers is the same as the wall map CD that is available for purchase.
The "Fairfax County, VA Supplemental Street Index" is a listing of all streets located within Fairfax County, Virginia and the City of Fairfax. Each street name in the index includes the associated address ranges. Each address range includes the corresponding "Fairfax County, VA Street Atlas" map number and Fairfax County tax map grid number. Street information in this index is current to 2008.
Find detailed information about real property (parcels) in Fairfax County. View the Department of Tax Administration's property ownership, assessment values, sales history, and physical characteristics with interactive property maps.
Pick a highlighted area of a map to see an animation of aerial imagery for that area from 1937 to 1990.
View 2002 aerial imagery of Fairfax County by searching for an address,
interactive zooming, or jumping to one of the predefined "points
There are many GIS & Mapping resources that are either currently not available on-line or are replicated in our offices. These items may be viewed, copied, and/or purchased at the GIS & Mapping Services office located in Suite 117 on the first floor of the Fairfax County Government Center (see the Contact page for directions, phone numbers, and office hours).
View information about paper maps available at the GIS & Mapping Services office.
View information about the GIS data sets and maps on disc that are available for sale.
Learn about aerial photography available for viewing. The GIS & Mapping Services office has aerial photography dating back to 1937.
The GIS & Mapping Services office has a computer terminal available for custom map creation.
Links to documents for map and data sales including a price list, order form, and license agreement.
Find links to other mapping resources within the County web site and links to other jurisdictions web sites. There are also a collection of GIS and mapping resources from the Internet.