About the Files
The following is a list GIS layers available from the GIS/Mapping Section. Most layers can be downloaded here for free in ESRI Shapefile format. The files have been compressed (.zip) for faster download. A link has been provided if the data is from an external resource. Data is updated every Friday at 7 p.m. Metadata is available in the GIS Metadata (PDF).
If software is needed to view these layers, an application is available for free download at the ESRI ArcExplorer website.
Disclaimer James City County makes every reasonable effort to ensure the accuracy of the data set. Within the urban areas of the County, we hope to have a plus or minus 5-foot accuracy. Out in the rural areas, where sometimes we don't have any recently recorded plats, the accuracy could go higher to almost a plus or minus 20 feet.