Bernalillo County Public Works Division
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is GIS Program/Bernalillo County Public Works?
The GIS Program is a section of the
Infrastructure Planning & Geo-Resources Department within the Bernalillo County
Public Works Division.† The GIS Program supports Bernalillo County government with a myriad of
services.† These include database
designs, standards development, data capture and coding, support and training
services, custom application development, and GIS Web services.
Do you sell custom maps?
Do you sell digital data?
What GIS data is
of selected GIS layers for free download is available
here.† GIS Program/Bernalillo County Public
Works will not pre-process or edit the data.
You will need your own software to view the data.† In addition, the GIS Program has a series of live map services
that allow direct interaction with our GIS data.
How do I get a Bernalillo
County Zone Atlas/Address Atlas/History Atlas?
hard copy and CD versions of the atlases can be purchased from the Zoning
Section/Bernalillo County Zoning, Building, and Planning Department.† Digital atlases and individual atlas maps can
be downloaded here.
What projection or coordinate
system or does the GIS Program use?
standard projection for data sets that are maintained by the GIS Program is North American Datum
1983 (NAD83), HARN, StatePlane, New Mexico Central, FIPS 3002, Units US Feet.† This standard was set by AGIS/City of Albuquerque Planning Department.† Since the GIS Program receives data sets from
other entities, some of the data sets posted are in other projections.
Do I need Bernalillo County permission to reuse data downloaded from this site?
of the download data is public information.
You can obtain
a release from the Budget
and Finance Division.
How accurate are the
data and maps downloaded from this site?
obtained from this site is for reference only and are not official
documents.† All critical information
should be independently verified.
The Bernalillo County Internet Map Server (Interactive Map link) is not working.† Whatís wrong?
guarantee availability of the Bernalillo Countyís Internet
map services.† Applications,
servers, and network connections may be unavailable at any time for maintenance
or unscheduled outages.† Outages may
be of long duration.† Please do not
create dependencies on these services for critical needs.† Try again in a few hours or the following day.
type of Internet connection do I need?
server requires a high-speed connection.
If you have a 56K or slower connection, maps could take several minutes
is best viewed with Netscape 4.51 and higher or Internet Explorer 5.0 and
the applications use a Pop-up window to display information.† Turn off any Pop-up Blocking software or
change the Pop-up Blocker setting to make http://ims.bernco.gov an allowed
How do I contact you?