Political Boundaries

Date(s): Coverage Availability/Geographic Extent: Footprint: Source(s):
2015 Statewide coverage - Actual boundaries of polygons State Federal (US Census), State (TxDOT, TPWD), Regional (COGs), Local (County, Municipalities)

Data Access

Direct Download

The full Political Boundaries data set can be downloaded directly.

Download the All boundaries - 14.3 MB (zipped) file here:


Data Details

Available Formats: Shapefile
Alternative Data: TxDOT county and city boundaries, TWPD State Parks, GNIS
Derivative Data: None
Known Issues: Not actual legal representations of boundaries, Multi-sourced, update frequency
Recommended Uses: Basemap, cartographic representation, planning, etc.
Spatial Reference:

EPSG 4269


The political boundaries Texas dataset contains the most up to date political jurisdictions, boundaries (state, county, city), and parks. Each of the boundary datasets are derived from various sources such as the Texas Department of Transportation, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and local jurisdictions to create the most comprehensive datasets available.

Within the download you will receive.

  • StratMap County Polygon
  • StratMap County Seats
  • StratMap Cultural
  • StratMap Parks
  • TxDOT City Point (End of Year)
  • TxDOT City Polygon (End of Year)
  • TxDOT County Detailed Polygon
  • TxDOT County Generalized Polygon