GIS Planning Map Layer Sources

GIS Planning provides a series of map layers that are available to all clients.  By default we enable all layers however any can be removed or replaced with any alternate data that is provided.  These layers and sources are:

Broadband (Updated November, 2019)
Source: Federal Communications Commission
Layers Included:

  • Cable
  • DSL
  • Fiber
  • Fixed Wireless
  • Other Copper Wire (nonDSL)
  • Satellite

Energy (Updated August, 2020)
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Electric Transmission Lines)
Layers Included:

  • Coal Mines
  • Crude Oil Pipelines
  • Crude Oil Terminals
  • Electric Transmission Lines
  • Ethylene Crackers
  • Liquified Natural Gas Import/Export Terminals
  • Natural Gas Market Hubs
  • Natural Gas Processing Plants
  • Natural Gas Underground Storage Facilities
  • Petroleum Product Pipelines
  • Petroleum Product Terminals
  • Petroleum Refineries
  • Power Plants - Non Renewable
  • Power Plants - Renewable

Layers Included:

Source: US Census
Layers Included:​

  • Incorporated Places (Cities)
  • Census Designated Places (Towns)
  • Townships
  • Counties
  • Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA)
  • Census Tracts

Layers Included:

Points of Interest
Source: InfoGroup
Layers Included:

  • ​Hospitals

Post-Secondary Education (Updated October, 2020)
Source: National Center of Education Statistics (NCES)
Layers Included:

  • Technical Schools
  • Universities

Source: US Department of Transportation
Layers Included:

  • Airports - Commercial
  • Airports - Public Use
  • Ports
  • Railroads - All
  • Railroads - Passenger


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