Frequently Asked Questions

What is Geo-Lab?

Geo-Lab.NET is a single map interface that displays thousands of GIS layers across California and Nevada.

Users can easily filter overlays from cities, counties, and state and federal agencies to research any data available at a given location.

Drafters, surveyors, and engineers can also download vector files for import into AutoCAD and GIS software using our Export Features tool.

What GIS data do you display?

By default, our map displays all available tax parcels throughout California and Nevada.

Local data layers commonly include zoning, water infrastructure, development permits, and traffic analyses.

Federal datasets include layers such as FEMA flood hazards, USGS surveys, Census Bureau data, Forest Service details, EPA statistics, and numerous others.

Our map makes it easy to identify GIS layers available at a given map location.

Where does your GIS data come from?

Many GIS layers are hosted directly on Geo-Lab.NET. These datasets are managed by government offices or businesses who rely on our hosted mapping services to create and display their GIS layers for secure access by fellow Geo-Lab users.

Other layers are comprised of any useful GIS data we obtain from government agencies, data aggregators, and public website services.

You can review available metadata associated with a given layer using the Layer Info tool on our map.

Who uses Geo-Lab.NET?

Geo-Lab.NET was created to help citizens access GIS data in one convenient interface. Our goal is to make our map useful for anyone who needs to perform GIS research.

Do you have insight about how our system benefits your application? We would love to hear from you about how Geo-Lab.NET meets the needs of your research, your job role, or your industry at large.

How often is your GIS data updated?

Some of our GIS layers are updated every month, while others are scheduled for quarterly or annual updates.

You can examine the last updated date of any layer using the Layer Info tool on our map.

Here's our most frequently asked question: Why wait?