City of Lincoln and Lancaster County
Geographic Information Systems

Frequently Asked Questions

bulletHow can I tell what the data file will look like in my map?
bulletHow do I download data from the website?
bulletHow current is the data?
bulletWho do I contact if I need help with a specific file?
bulletWhat file format are the data files in?
bulletWhat projection are the data files in?
bulletWhat if I need the information in a different format?

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How can I tell what the data file will look like in my map?

Click the file description on the data download page to view an image representation of the data.

Please note: The city limit and county sectional boundaries shown in the image representation must be downloaded separately.

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How do I download data from the website?

Right click on the download download data icon and select "Save Target as" to save the data file to your computer.

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How current is the data?

Each department is responsible for its own data, please check with the individual departments for their policy on updating the data on the website.

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Who do I contact if I need help with a specific file?

Click the help help icon for help with some common questions about the file type and a contact name if the answer to your question is not found.

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What file format are the data files are in?

Data Files by File Format
DGN - MicroStation
  • Cadastral (Ownership Parcels)
  • Landbase City Maintained
  • 2' Contours
  • Paving
  • Sanitary Sewer
  • Storm Sewer
  • Traffic Signals
E00 - Arc Export File
  • 10' Contours
  • Landbase County Maintained
    Parcels
ArcView Shapefiles
  • Land Use
 
Bentley HMR
  • Aerial Photos
 

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What projection are the data files in?

All the Lancaster County GIS databases are in a common map projection referred to as County Grid.
ProjectionTransverse (UTM)
UnitsU.S. Survey Feet
SpheroidGRS80
DatumNAD83
Parameters:
1.000054615scale factor
-96 41 17central meridian
40 15 00projection origin
0.0false northing-meters
50000false easting-meters

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What if I need the information in a different format?

Often times, our data can be converted to a file type other than what is available for download on this website. There is a charge for this service.

Click the help help icon for the file of interest on the data download page for more specific information.

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