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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.

  1. Your local city

  2. Your local county

  3. Your state

  4. U.S. Census Data

  5. 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:

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