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Santa Monica Mountains Local Coastal Plan – GIS layers

These are the main layers that were used in the mapping and analysis for the Santa Monica Mountains Local Coastal Plan, which was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on August 26, 2014, and certified by the California Coastal Commission on October 10, 2014.  Below are some links to important documents and web mapping applications, […]

ZIP Code Boundaries

Parcel Specific Zip Codes Sample

There are two ZIP Code boundary shapefiles – one that follows parcels and one that follows street based data better.  There is also a line version of the ZIP Codes and ZIP Code centroids included here as well.  One lines up with parcel lines and the […]

Los Angeles County Fire Department Station Boundaries


Fire Station boundaries for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The department has 171 stations. There are a total of 197 station boundary polygons, as some stations are responsible for multiple non-contiguous areas.


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Los Angeles County Fire Department Battalion Boundaries


Fire Battalion boundaries for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Currently there are 22 Battalions in the Department.

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Los Angeles County Fire Department Division Boundaries


Fire Division boundaries for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Currently, there are 9 Divisions in the Department.

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Los Angeles County Fire Department Region Boundaries


Fire Region boundaries for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Currently, the are 3 Regions in the Department.


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General Plan Buildout

This layer is a combination of the Buildout for the General Plan 2035 and the Antelope Valley Area Plan, that was generated for the EIRs for both plans. The Board of Supervisors adopted both the Antelope Valley Area Plan and General Plan 2035 on 6/16/15 and 10/6/15, respectively. The Antelope Valley Area Plan contained the […]

Zoning (Unincorporated Areas Only)

This is zoning for the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County.

For more complete information, see Title 22 (Planning and Zoning) of the Los Angeles County Code, or stop by the office of the Los Angeles County Department of […]

Land Use Policy (Comm/Area Plan)


Area / Community / Coastal / Neighborhood Plans

This data depicts generalized land use classifications, each of which is intended to describe the dominant use characteristics within the area covered. Updated information regarding public parks, school sites, freeways, rail/transit lines, and other ownership-specific boundaries have been incorporated into this data. The […]

Land Use Policy – General Plan 2035

The General Plan 2035 was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on 10/6/15, and went into effect on 11/5/15. This reflects the land use policy as depicted in that plan. This plan rescinds the 1980 General Plan, however, the old GIS layer is available here for download.  More information about the General Plan 2035 […]

Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC) layers

Airport Land Use Commissions (ALUC) have been established for all counties with public use airports within the state of California. ALUCs are formed with the specific intent of implementing state law (Public Utilities Code) regarding airports and surrounding land use compatibility.  With limited exceptions, an Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC) is required by California law […]

Subdivision Activity (Unincorporated Areas Only)

Subdivision Activity

The subdivision activity layer represents those areas (within unincorporated areas) with cases that are either pending, approved or recorded (within the past few years) within the Los Angeles County subdivision process.  Current as of 3/1/2016.

https://data.lacounty.gov/Property-Planning/Subdivision-Activity-Unincorporated-Areas-/6u93-jmgg  (this is a table)

https://data.lacounty.gov/Property-Planning/Subdivision-Activity-Unincorporated-Areas-/6m2t-evvh (the GIS layer)


Data can […]

Zoned Districts (ZD)

These districts were established when zoning was created for Los Angeles County many years ago. It was a way to break the county up into distinct areas, smaller units, for easier record keeping and organization. It is still in use to identify and keep track of those ordinances and for running queries […]

Rural Outdoor Lighting District (Dark Skies)

This project is an amendment to Title 22 of the County Code, Planning and Zoning, to establish a Rural Outdoor Lighting District for areas of unincorporated Los Angeles County. The proposed Ordinance will establish the District with regulations that will conserve energy and resources and promote dark skies for the enjoyment and health of humans […]

Community Standards Districts (CSD)

The community standards districts are established as supplemental districts to provide a means of implementing special development standards contained in adopted neighborhood, community, area, specific and local coastal plans within the UNINCORPORATED areas of Los Angeles County, or to provide a means of addressing special problems which are unique to certain geographic […]

Oil and Gas GIS Data

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) promotes energy independence, environmental protection and economic development through responsible, science-based management of offshore conventional and renewable energy and marine mineral resources.

BOEM handles the actual Oil and Gas Lease Sales, along with Marine Minerals negotiated agreements and official maps and GIS […]

Park Planning Areas


Park planning areas are geographic boundaries in unincorporated Los Angeles County as defined by the Department of Parks and Recreation. These boundaries are used to assist in calculating fees associated with subdivisions to satisfy a subdivider’s obligations to provide park land, or open space in accordance with Los Angeles County Code, Title 21, Section 21.28.140. […]

Public GIS Mapping Services

We are making a number of our GIS data layers available as public mapping services based upon ESRI’s ArcGIS Server technologies at this URL (http://public.gis.lacounty.gov/public/rest/services). More details on each service will follow as we have the time to describe them, but generally they include GIS data that […]


This dataset represents Disaster Management Areas within the Los Angeles County Operational Area.

Los Angeles County serves as the intermediate level of government that coordinates and communicates disaster response needs between the eighty-eight (88) cities within its geographic boundaries and the State of California. The County is divided into eight Disaster Management Areas (A, […]

Split 2010 Block Group/City – BASA

This dataset contains 2010 Block Groups, updated to improve geographic accuracy, split by City boundaries for each year since 2010. It is a foundation-level dataset that is used to create many other datasets and reporting within the County, including:

Legal City Boundaries Census Block Group and Tract Boundaries – which is used to map our demographic estimate […]

Employment Protection Districts

This layer represents the employment protection districts as depicted in Figure 14.1 in the General Plan 2035.  Employment Protection Districts are economically-viable industrial and employment-rich lands, with policies to prevent the conversion of industrial land to non-industrial land.

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Agricultural Resource Areas

Agricultural Resource Areas

Agricultural Resource Areas were introduced with the Antelope Valley Area Plan that was adopted on 6/16/15 by the Board of Supervisors.  They are meant to preserve Agricultural activities in the Antelope Valley and encourage low-density development.  For more information, please reference the Antelope Valley Area Plan, Chapter 4 (click […]

Transit Oriented Districts (TOD)

This layer represents the proposed Transit Oriented Districts (TODs) as depicted in Figure 6.5 in the General Plan 2035. These are urban and suburban areas with access to major transit and commercial corridors that have the most potential for infill development, and are well-suited for higher density housing and mixed uses. With the exception of […]

LA City Communities and Planning Areas

A number of LA City boundaries are available, including:

LA City Community Boundaries LA City Neighborhood Council Boundaries LA City Community Plan Areas

Some of these datasets were downloaded from the LA City Planning GIS […]

Specific Plans (Seven in Unincorporated Areas)

For UNINCORPORATED areas of Los Angeles County only.  A Specific Plan implements the General Plan/Community Plan and is a more detailed version of the General Plan for a focused area.  The Specific Plan articulates planning considerations and imposes regulations or controls.  Updated 8/31/15 for city boundary reorganization between the city of Los Angeles and Universal […]

DPSS Program Service Area Boundaries

Summary This data is a representation of the program boundaries for Department of Public Social Services, for all district offices. There are separate boundary layers for program Intake boundaries, which are used to tell County residents which office to go to when applying for a particular program. There are also separate boundaries […]

CDC Project Areas

Summary: This dataset contains the areas targeted by the Community Development Commission of the County of Los Angeles for economic redevelopment or housing rehabilitation.


Description: The Community Development Commission of the County of Los Angeles (CDC) serves in the County of Los Angeles as an affordable housing, and community and economic development agency. The agency’s four […]

CDC Enterprise Zone


Depicts the boundaries for the Santa Clarita Valley, East Los Angeles, Harbor Gateway Communities, and other enterprise zones.


The State Enterprise Zone program was developed by the California Legislature to provide targeted areas with a means to stimulate business growth and attract new companies, jobs, and private investment. Businesses located in an Enterprise […]

Public Safety Answering Point Boundaries


This dataset shows the geographic boundaries of public safety answering points, tied to correct/legal city boundaries. These geographic boundaries determine where an emergency call is routed, especially in the new e911 system. A Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) is a state-managed local center where all 911 calls are routed. They are typically […]

DRP – Planning Areas

For planning purposes & reference within the General Plan Update.

Countywide layer which divides the County of Los Angeles into 11 Planning Areas. These area divisions were created for the LA County Dept. of Regional Planning by the GIS Section under direction from the General Plan Development Section. Reflects the most recent changes from the […]

NOAA Data Portals

I was recently made aware of a couple of sites where NOAA makes data available.

West Coast Ocean Data Portal, which hosts data related to the oceans on the west coast:







US Forest Service Enterprise Data

If you are looking for data from the US Forest Service, you can go to their Enterprise Data download location. I recently downloaded the boundaries of the new San Gabriel Mountains National Monument from there.

Click here to […]

Town Council / Community Group

A town council is a democratically elected form of government for small municipalities or civil parishes. A council may serve as both the representative and executive branch. A Community Group is a blanket term for other groups that are not considered ‘town councils’ such as Coordinating Councils, Homeowners Associations, and Improvement Associations.  […]

Significant Ridgelines (within CSDs)

This layer delineates ridgelines within selected CSDs whereupon restrictions are established for grading and ridgeline development.  For more information on specific CSDs where these ridgelines reside, click here.  Last updated 10/29/14 for updated Significant Ridgelines in newly certified Santa Monica Mountains Coastal Plan.

Data can be downloaded here:

Download Shapefile (.zip)


Orange County GIS Data

Orange County now has a data portal for downloading GIS data, including parcels, road lines, etc. This looks like a very nice capability.  You have to register to access the data, but it’s a great step forward: Click here to access


Regional Centers (2014)

Regional Center boundaries for LA County have been created. These centers serve individuals with development disabilities and their families (see http://www.dds.ca.gov/RC/RCList.cfm for more information).

Data can be downloaded here:

Regional-Centers-2014.lyr (ArcMap 10 layer file) Regional-Centers-2014.zip (zipped shapefile)

If you have any questions, please […]

Library Service Areas

This dataset contains the boundaries of the various library systems in the County of Los Angeles.

This data is used to support the library’s assignment of billing and other codes on this website: http://gis.lacounty.gov/districtlocator

Download the data

Library_Service_Areas (zipped shapefile)


Los Angeles County Boundary

We’ve moved!

The Los Angeles County boundary, along with the city boundary lines and polygons, were consolidated into the City Annexations post on this portal.


DCFS Office Service Areas by ZIP Codes

The file is used to generate maps and statistical reports for planning purposes. It is also used as a basemap for GIS web applications showing the Service Areas of each DCFS Regional Offices by ZIP Codes. […]

National Forest

Depicts lands owned or managed by the U.S. Forest Service and designated by U.S. Government as a National Forest.  The Los Padres and Angeles National Forests lie within the boundaries of Los Angeles County.

More info on the Angeles National Forest can be found by

Regional Planning Dept. Map Catalog


Various maps are available for free as downloads (PDF files) or as hard copy prints for a fee.  Available maps include Supervisorial Districts (updated 1/12/2015), Community Standards Districts (CSD), Zoning, Community and Area Plans, etc.

Note, this is not a link to GIS data layers, just Adobe Acrobat PDF files. […]

Santa Monica GIS Data

For folks who are looking for GIS data in the City of Santa Monica, they have a page where they make this data available for download:

Click here to go to the Santa Monica GIS Data Page

LA City Planning GIS Data Portal

LA City Planning GIS Data Portal

The City of Los Angeles Planning department has launched a GIS Data Portal for downloading various GIS data files pertaining to City Planning information.

You can access the data by going to http://planning.lacity.org, selecting the Maps and Stats button on the left, then selecting the LADCP GIS […]

Service Planning Areas (SPA) – 2012

Service Planning Areas (SPAs) are used by a number of County departments (Public Health, Health Services and Mental Health) to plan and manage service delivery across the County.  SPAs are aggregated from Census Tracts in order to connect them to demographic information.

The SPAs in this dataset are based upon 2010 […]

Health Districts (HD) – 2012

Health Districts (HDs) are used primarily by the Department of  Public Health to plan and manage health service delivery across the County.  HDs are aggregated from Census Tracts in order to connect them to demographic information.

Created in 2012, the HDs in this dataset are based upon 2010 Census Tracts and […]

School District Boundaries (2011)

This dataset contains boundaries of school districts in LA County from 2011. This has been updated to reflect changes from the earlier 2002 dataset, but still contains some information (phone numbers, etc) from 2002 that have not been validated.

There are two different kinds of school districts:

Separated Districts – where the Elementary & Middle […]

Elementary, Middle, and High School Attendance Areas (2002)

Boundaries of high school attendance area covered by each public school in Los Angeles County. Attendance Areas are used to determine which school a student will go to.


Elementary School

Middle School

High School

This data was last updated […]

California Spatial Information Library (CaSIL)

The Cal-Atlas site facilitates the coordinated and sustainable development, maintenance, licensing and sharing of geospatial data and web map services by California government agencies, partners and stakeholders. California government agencies work with the California GIS Council, regional GIS collaboratives and the broader California GIS community to define the data architecture, systems, standards, agreements and processes […]

School District Boundaries (2002)

This dataset contains boundaries of school districts in LA County from 2002.

There are two different kinds of school districts:

Separated Districts – where the Elementary & Middle Schools are administered separately from the High School Districts (William Hart High School receives students form Castaic and Saugus Elementary Schools, for example). Union Districts – where […]

California Coastal Commission Zone Boundaries

The coastal zone, which was specifically mapped by the Legislature, covers an area larger than the State of Rhode Island. On land the coastal zone varies in width from several hundred feet in highly urbanized areas up to five miles in certain rural areas, and offshore the coastal zone includes a three-mile-wide band of ocean.