Data Sets For Download

Geographic Information Systems data (information) of City of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County is considered public records and standard GIS information is provided free of charge for download in shape file (.shp), Mr. Sid (image compressed file format), or data exchange (.dxf) formats as listed below. The format of the data is based upon its most frequently requested format.

Every effort has been made to insure that the information offered is correct and up-to-date. However, complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Requesters are responsible for understanding issues related to GIS digital data, mapping, and data accuracy. By downloading data, the user agrees to the following disclaimer:

Disclaimer. The City of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County make no warranty, representation, or guarantee of any kind regarding any maps or other information provided herein or the sources of such maps or other information. The City of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County specifically disclaim all representations or warranties, express or implied, including, without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The City of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County assume no liability for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the information provided regardless of the cause of such or for any decision made, action taken, or action not taken by the user in reliance upon any maps or information provided herein. The information cannot be construed to be a legal document. All information is proprietary and may not be sold or resold. No use for resale or commercial purposes, as defined in North Carolina General Statute Chapter 132-10, is permitted. Primary sources from which the information have been compiled must be consulted for verification of the information contained in this data. Such primary information sources may include, but are not limited to, the Forsyth County Assessor's Office and the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Planning Department. The requester agrees to make payment as specified in the City of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County Data Distribution Policy and to abide by all other provisions of the Policy, as they may be revised from time to time.

Datum. Data sets are in North Carolina State Plane coordinate system, North American Datum (NAD) 83, units in feet.

Custom Requests. Due to staff shortages as a result of a staff reductions,the ability to fulfill custom requests will be extremely limited. However, the City of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County will provide digital copies of existing data in its native format to noncommercial requestors, charging for media and personnel time. Conversion to another format will be considered a custom request will not be undertaken.See Custom Requests page to request data sets or map products not listed below.

Data & Metadata
(Click dataset name to download data in .zip format. Click on "M" to view metadata.)
Extent Size (MB) Topology/Type Effective
M County 0.12 shape/polygon 3/13/2007
Building Structures
(last update 2005)
M County 30.2 shape/polygon 2/2005
Corporate Limits M County 0.67 shape/polygon 3/27/2015
Fire Demand Zones M Winston-Salem 0.84 shape/polygon 5/17/2007
Fire Hydrants M Winston-Salem 0.39 shape/point 2/28/2005
Fire Stations M Winston-Salem 0.07 shape/point 5/16/2007
Growth Management Plan (adopted 2012) M County 0.35 shape/polygon 3/17/2013
Orthophotography, color
(last photos in 2005)
M County by grid 0.25 (ave) Mr. Sid/image 2/2005
Parks M County 0.15 shape/polygon 1/16/2015
includes hydrography, vegetation.
(Last mapping 2005)
M County by grid 2.5 (ave) dwg, 2' contours 2/2005
Street Centerline M County 4.02 shape/line 3/11/2011
Tax Parcels
(Forsyth County legal parcels shape file)
M County 40 shape/polygon 1/1/2015
Tax Record Polygons
(Forsyth County Tax Record boundary shape file)
M County 32 shape/polygon 1/1/2015
Winston-Salem Wards (adopted 11/21/11) M Winston-Salem 0.24 shape/polygon 3/27/2015
Zoning Districts M County 2.59 shape/polygon 3/09/2014
Zoning Jurisdiction M County 3.41 shape/polygon 3/09/2014

Updated: 2/1/2015

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