Where Can I Obtain Data?
The District can use ArcGIS to create schools, students, and study areas. Street data, which is needed by the district to create school, student, and study area data, can come from a variety of sources.
If the District does not have a street database, the best source of data, if possible, is usually your local city or county’s GIS Department.
Free Data Sources
If your city or county does not keep Esri formatted street data, there are several free sources available. However, keep in mind that because this information is free, you usually get what you pay for in terms of accuracy.
Your local city
Your local county
U.S. Census Data
Esri maps and data - Available at no cost with your ArcGIS license
Commercial Data Sources
Additionally, street databases can be purchased from many third party vendors such as:
TomTom can license their street data in Esri format on a county basis. The data can be licensed for display, geocoding and/or routing.
HERE (formerly NAVTEQ) can license their street data in Esri format on a county basis. The data can be licensed for display, geocoding and/or routing.
However, if the District would rather have Davis Demographics create the data, we would be happy to provide you with a quote. For more information, please contact us at:
Davis Demographics, Inc.
11801 Pierce St. Suite 125 Riverside, CA 92505
Telephone: (951) 270-5211 Fax: (951) 270-5212
See Also: How to Create Your Own Data