GIS is a powerful mapping tool used for asset management, data visualization, and spatial analytics. The City of Fort Worth's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program collects detailed information about infrastructure and services to provide planners and emergency responders with the most complete information possible. The Department of IT Services manages the City's GIS, providing a common platform for all city departments.

“In the strictest sense, a GIS is a computer system capable of assembling, storing, manipulating, and displaying geographically referenced information, i.e. data identified according to their locations. Practitioners also regard the total GIS as including operating personnel and the data that go into the system.” ~ USGS

A geographic information system (GIS) is a computer-based tool for mapping and analyzing things that exist and events that happen on earth. GIS technology integrates common database operations such as query and statistical analysis with the unique visualization and geographic analysis benefits offered by maps.” ~ ESRI

“GIS is an integrated system of computer hardware, software, and trained personnel linking topographic, demographic, utility, facility, image and other resource data that is geographically referenced.” ~ NASA

Map Applications




The zipped shapefiles listed below are available free of charge, just click on the links to start your download. These files are supplied for illustrative purposes only. Use of information contained in or derived from these files as a substitute for the practice of registered engineers and surveyors, or in instances where examination of original documents is required is strictly prohibited. There is no warranty expressed or implied of the accuracy or completeness of material contained in the digital files supplied by the City of Fort Worth.

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