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Public Data


GIS format files are available for download. The file names and descriptions are listed below. GIS data are updated on this website quarterly. The last update is on October 2016. A file compression utility (WinZip or PKZip ) is needed to extract the GIS format files from the executable file (.exe) after it is saved to your computer.

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GIS Files (Next update: January 2017)

       Download all  files:  GIS_Public.exe (Download size: 640 MB; Extract Size: 1.90 GB)

File Name File Description Download Download Size Extract Size
Abstract.shp Contains abstract polygons Abstract.exe

 1.97 MB

 3.68 MB

City.shp Contains city polygons City.exe

 1.35 MB

2.31 MB

College.shp Contains college polygons College.exe

 1.2 MB

2.03 MB

County.shp Contains Harris county polygon County.exe

 944 KB

1.52 MB

Easement.shp Contains easement lines (Easement type description) Easement.exe

 6.83 MB

18.05 MB

Easement Name.shp Contains easement names Easement_name.exe

 604 KB

3.92 MB

Emergency.shp Contains emergency polygons Emergency.exe

 942 KB

1.48 MB

Facet.shp Contains facet polygons Facet.exe

 174 KB

415 KB

Fire.shp Contains fire polygons Fire.exe

 1.00 MB

1.58 MB

Hwy.shp Contains highway lines Hwy.exe

 466 KB

1.11 MB

Parcels.shp Contains parcel polygons and HCAD account number of real property (More details) Parcels.exe

 350.39 MB

1.12 GB

Row_anno.shp Contains right-of-way text Row_anno.exe

 6.22 MB

33.17 MB

Row Line.shp Contain right-of-way line Row_line.exe

261.04 MB

693.2 MB

School.shp Contains school polygons School.exe

 2.68 MB

4.57 MB

Special.shp Contains special district polygons Special.exe

741 KB

1.31 MB

TIRZ.shp Contains TIRZ polygons TIRZ.exe

 2.09 MB

3.78 MB

Utility.shp Contains utility polygons Utility.exe

 2.89 MB

4.85 MB

Water District.shp Contains water district polygons Water_district.exe

 544 KB

732 KB

Prior Year Parcel Shapefiles

File Name File Description Download Download Size Extract Size
Parcels_2015_Oct.shp Parcel polygons of October, 2015 Parcels_2015_Oct.exe

349 MB

1.12 GB

Parcels_2014_Oct.shp Parcel polygons of October, 2014 Parcels_2014_Oct.exe

368 MB

1.11 GB

Parcels_2013_Oct.shp Parcel polygons of October, 2013 Parcels_2013_Oct.exe

307 MB

971 MB

Parcels_2012_Oct.shp Parcel polygons of October, 2012 Parcels_2012_Oct.exe

319 MB

985 MB

Parcels_2011_Oct.shp Parcel polygons of October, 2011 Parcels_2011_Oct.exe

310 MB

832 MB


The files contained on this website or from the CD purchased at our front counters are in ESRIís shapefile format.  You can use any of the ESRIís ArcGIS products, including the ArcGIS Explorer are free applications to read/open our shapefiles.  Some of the free ESRI applications require you to register with ESRI for more information please visit ESRI website at http://www.esri.com

You can download the free ArcGIS Explorer desktop:


You can also download the new ArcGIS Earth from the link below: