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 Solutions manages the City's enterprise GIS, providing a common platform for all city departments.

"A geographic information system (GIS) is a framework for gathering, managing, and analyzing data. Rooted in the science of geography, GIS integrates many types of data. It analyzes spatial location and organizes layers of information into visualizations using maps and 3D scenes. With this unique capability, GIS reveals deeper insights into data, such as patterns, relationships, and situations�helping users make smarter decisions." ~ ESRI

"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

"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.

Elevation Services

Below are links to Elevation data developed to cover the City of Fort Worth using USGS/TNRIS 2019 Lidar data. Raster based contours can be used in ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Professional. Vector based tiles are available as hosted tile services, which can only be used in ArcGIS Professional.

  • For more information on the creation and useage of these elevation services: ArcGIS Storymap
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