GIS and Mapping Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Our office is open 9AM-3PM Monday to Friday

703-324-2712 | TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 117
Fairfax, VA 22035

Michael Liddle, GIS Program Director

WHAT WE DO

GIS & Mapping Services is a division within Fairfax County's Department of Information Technology. It is tasked with developing, maintaining, coordinating, and distributing GIS data and technology to Fairfax County government agencies and residents. The division also provides products and services for the public. A wide array of interactive mapping applications focus on a variety of Fairfax County data and services. Dozens of map layers, aerial imagery, and other data are available to view and download from the data page. The FAQ page has detailed information on many topics, including property information, map sales, and basic GIS explanations. Go to the menu dropdown or Department Resources to find these links.

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Use the Library Locator to find a library branch location that's convenient to all the important places in your life

March 28, 2019
Fairfax County Public Libraries (FCPL) is the essential (re)source to inform, engage, and inspire our community. We build community and promote literacies through programming, community spaces, technologies, and collections of educational and recreational resources.   There are 23 FCPL branch locations spread across Fairfax County. Eight regional branches offer extended hours of operation. All branch locations offer: Events and programs; Meeting rooms; Public computers and free WiFi. The Access Services branch, located in the Fairfax County Government Center, serves customers with special needs.   Use the Library Locator to find a library branch location that's convenient to all the important places in your life: in your ZIP code, close to your work, school, home, bus stop or bike trail. Search by address or ZIP or use a Near Me point on the map.

Historical Imagery Viewer Icon

August 17, 2018
Aerial photography for the years 1960 and 1976 have been added to the county's Historical Imagery Viewer. Prior to the addition of the 1976 photos, our oldest color aerial photography was from 1990. More information regarding our aerial photography can be found on our Aerial Photography page.

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April 4, 2018
Fairfax County 2011 and 2015 land cover data and LiDAR surfaces are now available as image services in ArcGIS Online. The data layers can easily be discovered by searching with the keywords "Fairfax" and "LiDAR" and "Land Cover." Each dataset has links to metadata that describes the layer in terms of use and accuracy. Image services can be used in web maps or desktop GIS software for analysis. Please note that download of data tiles has not been enabled on these layers, however, tiled LiDAR data is available from the USGS National Map Viewer.

GIS Day

GIS Day is a global event during which GIS (Geographic Information Systems) users work to expand the understanding of how GIS technology and geography make a difference in our lives. GIS, a computer-based tool used to map and analyze features and events, combines the power of a database with the visualization capabilities offered by maps. Hundreds of thousands of people in the world use GIS to solve problems in areas such as environmental protection, pollution, health care, land use, asset de