Yes. The footprints were provided via an open dataset from Microsoft using machine learning to derive the buildings from aerial imagery.
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GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems. It's a technology that captures, stores, manages, analyzes, and presents spatial or geographical data. Essentially, GIS allows us to understand and interpret data based on its geographic context. It involves integrating various types of information—such as maps, satellite images, databases, and more—to create insightful visual representations of geographical areas.
ArcGIS is a comprehensive Geographic Information System (GIS) software developed by Esri. It's a powerful platform used for creating, managing, analyzing, and visualizing geographic data. ArcGIS provides a suite of tools and capabilities that enable users to work with spatial information effectively. It allows for the creation of detailed maps, analysis of geographic patterns, management of geographic data, and the development of applications to solve real-world problems across various industries like urban planning, natural resource management, public health, and more. ArcGIS encompasses a range of applications, including desktop, web, and mobile, catering to different user needs and facilitating efficient decision-making based on spatial information.
Parcel data is owned and managed by the Harris County Appraisal District and can be obtained from their public data website at pdata.hcad.org.
Please report all data inaccuracies to Seabrook's GIS Department by calling (281) 291-5721 or emailing us.
Yes. The City’s aerial imagery is a public dataset. The City of Seabrook has numerous datasets available going as far back as the 1940s. Seabrook also has drone imagery available. Anything derived from our aerial surveys deemed non-critical in nature is also shared publicly.
If you cannot locate your address within Seabrook's GIS Portal, it's likely because you reside outside of the City of Seabrook's city limits. While your postal (mailing) address may show "Seabrook" as your city, your physical address may be outside of Seabrook's boundaries.
Search for addresses using our Quick Search by Address hub.
Yes, please complete the PDF Map Request form with the pertinent information and our staff will contact you.
No, in accordance with city ordinances, the homeowner is responsible for their sewer line from their home to the tap on the mainline, and for their water from the home to their side of the meter.
Yes. If there is a utility easement on your property, city employees may access that easement to maintain optimal service to other residents, maintain existing infrastructure, and prevent hazards. When possible, city staff will attempt to contact the homeowner as a courtesy prior to accessing easements.
Yes, for city-owned water, sewer, and fiber.
The GIS Department curates the timeline and resident-submitted information for the History Map of Seabrook. This comes in the form of pictures, videos, documents, and even first-hand accounts and interviews. We highly encourage you to participate by submitting any photos you may have, however old, and if possible give an account of the times before.
Yes. The city flies the drone to conduct aerial surveys to create 2D and 3D maps and inspect infrastructure. It may be necessary for the drone to fly over your property to complete a task associated with this endeavor.