Zoning 100% open

Anchorage, AK

What data is expected?

Land use zone boundaries and zoning categories for parcels contained. Zoning ordinances typically regulate land use and building dimension for built improvements made on all properties within a city’s borders. As such, zoning impacts many aspects of our communities and daily lives — from the location of your local supermarket (and what you can purchase there) to the size and height of your home.

Having access to the mapped zones (GIS shapefiles or GeoJSON files) of designated permitted land uses in your city can help empower a better understanding of the forces shaping your community. Alternatively, the data might be provided in tabular format with an attribute giving location, such as a parcel ID. Either way, descriptions of allowed uses for each zone must be publicly available, often in a separate zoning regulations document. (More info)

  • Zone location — the data should be either (1) a GIS shapefile or GeoJSON, or (2) a table with parcel IDs or addresses
  • Zone name/type (with accompanying descriptions of allowed uses in each zone)

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licensed Yes
Available in bulk Yes
Up-to-date Yes
Available free online Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open format KML, SHP
findable 3
findable_steps I went to http://www.muni.org then to Maps and then to GIS Data Downloads
licence_url https://www.muni.org/Departments/Mayor/Pages/OpenDataPo
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name Zoning, Municipality of Anchorage
characteristics Zone location — the data should be either (1) a GIS shapefile or GeoJSON, or (2) a table with parcel IDs or addresses, Zone name/type (with accompanying descriptions of allowed uses in each zone)
location href="http://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/GIS2/Pages/GISDataDownloads.aspx" http://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/GIS2/Pages/GISData">rel="nofollow">http://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/GIS2/Pages/GISData - GIS Data Downloads, href="http://cdn.ancgis.com/datapublic/shapezip/zoning.zip" http://cdn.ancgis.com/datapublic/shapezip/zoning.zip">rel="nofollow">http://cdn.ancgis.com/datapublic/shapezip/zoning.zip - Zoning Shapefile

Meta data

Data location   http://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/GIS2/Pages/GISData - GIS Data Downloads
   http://cdn.ancgis.com/datapublic/shapezip/zoning.zip - Zoning Shapefile
Data licence   https://www.muni.org/Departments/Mayor/Pages/OpenDataPo
Data format   KML, SHP
Reviewer   Brendan Babb
Submitters   Brendan Babb
Last modified   Sat Feb 03 2018 23:51:55 GMT+0000 (UTC)