Masthead for Land Parcels

StratMap Land Parcels

Land parcels are boundaries that have associated information such as property owner, land use, value, and location attributes. This property information is recorded and maintained at the county level in Texas. Land parcels are used by public entities to make informed decisions on community planning, development, or emergency preparation and response. In 2016, research for the Texas Geographic Information Officer’s report revealed the single greatest need for state agency business was a statewide database of land parcel boundaries updated on an annual basis.

In 2017, a statewide study was conducted to identify the availability of land parcel boundaries in a geographic information system (GIS) or other digital format. The study revealed, of the 253 county appraisal districts in Texas, a total of 212 counties reported the existence of digital parcel boundaries in their programs. Additionally, the report discovered there is no requirement for land parcel boundary development and maintenance in a GIS or other digital format.

Current Activity

At present, the TNRIS StratMap team is leading the effort to produce a statewide land parcel database with help and endorsement from a number of state agencies. Updates and accomplishments of this enormous project will be posted to this page as things progress.

Contact TNRIS with any further questions regarding this program and someone from StratMap will get in touch with you.

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Goals and Objectives

recommendations from 2017 Digital Parcel Data in Texas study.
short-term and long-term project plan.
a project committee of various stakeholders.
at various stakeholder meetings across the state.
potential funding sources for initial development.

Agency Parcel Uses

Texas State Agencies make extensive use of Land Parcel data for all types of operations and applications.

General Land Office (GLO)

  • Management of state landscoastal land permitting
  • Community development/revitalization
  • Veteran’s benefits issue management

Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM)

  • Mitigate emergency situations by accurately modeling and mapping areas to predict flooding along high-risk areas
  • Planning and early evacuation procedure

Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT)

  • Right of Way management for private or state-owned lands
  • ransportation planning

Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)

  • Determine structures in the path or vicinity of disease outbreak
  • Analyze economic conditions for services

Texas Water Development Board (TWDB)

  • Determine if structures will be affected by flood conditions for early evacuation
  • Determine properties that will be affected with the build of a new dam.

Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC)

  • Locate farms, ranches, feedlots, etc in the event of animal disease outbreak

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

  • Air permitting and air quality monitoring/analysis
  • Determining water rights for landowners
  • Water quality planning based on growth.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)

  • Land ownership notification
  • Property transactions, planning, and management
  • Emergency management and response.

Commission on State Emergency Communications (CSEC)

  • Statewide emergency communications.

Department of Public Safety (DPS)

  • Emergency management and response.