MetaData Important Notice - Please Read

MetaData Important Notice - Please Read

This document provides a listing and brief description of the GIS-related information that is published as reference data for use by City of Tampa agencies. The City of Tampa does not recommend, endorse or authorize the use of this information for any specific purpose, and shall be held harmless from any damages arising from the use of this information, whether used "as is" or in any modified form.

The GIS data is offered as is, with no claim or warranty as to its accuracy or completeness. The maps are for reference only and should not be considered to be of survey precision. None of the information is official source documentation. And, while considerable effort is made to verify the information, due to it's volume and highly dynamic nature, only the official source documents should be used where accuracy, completeness and currency are required. However, if errors are discovered, we urge you to notify the City of Tampa's GIS Section at (813)274-7301, or the agency responsible for the layer so that corrections can be made accordingly.

Any and all data translation or re-projection, apart from the provided formats, is the responsibility of the recipient.

The data has been organized into the following directories:

BOUNDARY: Contains primarily polygon layers representing some type of boundary, e.g. political jurisdictions or study areas.

LAND_USE: Contains polygon layers representing Land Use classifications.

LOCATION: Contains primarily point layers representing some type of location, e.g. schools, fire stations, etc.

PARCELS: Contains parcel layers and property legal descriptions for the cities of Tampa, Temple Terrace and Plant City, and unincorporated Hillsborough County.

ROADS: Contains road (street segment) layers for the cities of Tampa, Temple Terrace and Plant City, and unincorporated Hillsborough County.

STORMWATER LAYERS: Layers maintained and provided by City of Tampa Stormwater/Public Works.

SURVEY LAYERS: Layers maintained by City of Tampa Surveyor.

The City has provided a digital library of GIS layers for use with either MapInfo or ESRI GIS software.Downloaded files are packaged as .zip and must be extracted prior to use in your mapping program. To extract files, right-click the compressed folder, and then click Extract All. In the Compressed (zipped) Folders Extraction Wizard, specify where you want to store the extracted files. If you do not have a license for this software you may download a free viewer. Once the free viewer has been installed, you may open the files downloaded using the appropriate software. Links to these, and other free viewers can be found HERE