Zoning 100% open

Fairfax County, VA

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 GeoJSON, XLS
findable 2
findable_steps Started at Fairfax County's website, then searched for "Open Geospatial Data"
licence_url https://data-fairfaxcountygis.opendata.arcgis.com/datas The Custom License link needs to be clicked on
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name GIS and Mapping Services Mostly going to assume that Fairfax County has all responsibilities on this and associated data sets.
characteristics Zone name/type (with accompanying descriptions of allowed uses in each zone)
location https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/maps/open-geospatial-data - Fairfax County's GIS site Within the site, you need to utilize a search function within one of the frames within the page.

Meta data

Data location   https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/maps/open-geospatial-data - Fairfax County's GIS site
Data licence   https://data-fairfaxcountygis.opendata.arcgis.com/datas
Data format   GeoJSON, XLS
Reviewer   Alexander Hong
Submitters   Alexander Hong
Last modified   Sat Mar 03 2018 20:10:56 GMT+0000 (UTC)