shrug-l: Municipal Boundaries

Tripp Corbin tcorbin at
Wed Feb 27 09:47:54 EST 2008

It has been my experience that many City's do not even know what their
correct City limits are let alone matching them to a county or adjoining
city.  Good luck on finding a current and correct city limit data set. I
do not think it exists. Your best hope is to go to the City's themselves
and see what data they have. 

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-----Original Message-----
From: shrug-l-bounces at
[mailto:shrug-l-bounces at] On Behalf Of Sykes, John
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 9:39 AM
To: Thomas, Jim; shrug-l at
Subject: RE: shrug-l: Municipal Boundaries

Precisely.  That is what I was trying to point out in my question about
a week and a half ago.  There are several city limits layers out there,
none of which seem to be accurate.  I have been using the FGDL layer
based on parcel data, but it has some holes in it.  The TIGER data and
FDEP layers are old and don't represent recent incorporations and
annexations that have occurred in the last few years.  Another problem
is that all the city limits layers that are out there do not agree with
the county boundary layers, creating problems with spatial joins.  So if
anyone knows of city limit data that is up-to-date and consistent with
county boundary data, let us know.

(You would think that DOR would have this kind of data hanging around)

James, one other thing, the future use and comprehensive plan data may
assume annexations that have not yet occurred (and may never occur).

-- John 

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From: shrug-l-bounces at
[mailto:shrug-l-bounces at] On Behalf Of Thomas, Jim
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 9:23 AM
To: shrug-l at
Subject: shrug-l: Municipal Boundaries

Hi All,

Is there an up-to-date (and accurate) municipal boundary layer for
Florida?  I'm currently using the City Limits data from FGDL, but there
seems to be inconsistencies when it's compared to official documents
such as future land use maps in comprehensive plans.  Any suggestions?

James W. Thomas

GIS Analyst


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