Use of these data layers assumes that you understand and agree with the information provided in the disclaimer.
Our office offers several County-based GIS Data Layers in various file formats (usually ESRI shapefile format) that are intended to be used in third party software. Many of these layers are updated on a weekly basis, however some layers (e.g. contours, orthos, soils, etc.) are not updated weekly and may only be updated on a yearly (or longer) basis. This page allows you to download these layers to a computer.
If you wish to have a GIS staff person assemble data layers for you because you cannot or do not want to download the data layers, a charge may apply. In this situation, we would require cash or a check made out to, "County of Albemarle" and an e-mail (or letter) explaining what the data will be used for and an agreement to not redistribute the data. We can then provide the data via FTP (preferred method) or CD. Please contact a staff person in the GIS office who is responsible for GIS Data for further information about how to obtain these layers. And don't forget that you can also check out our GIS-Web application for an interactive mapping experience where many of these layers are utilized.
The following is a listing of the GIS data layers available (Note: some data is unavailable from the County but is included in this list as a way to indicate what can be obtained elsewhere):