Request & Distribution Policy

Standard GIS information is provided free of charge in Mr. Sid (image compressed file format), shape file(.shp), or data exchange (.dxf) formats via the City of Winston-Salem / Forsyth County download site.The format of the data is based upon its most frequently requested formats. Conversion to another format will be considered a custom request.

Customized GIS information or hardcopy maps: Due to personnel and budget cuts, custom requests will not be able to be filled at this time.

Data Distribution Policy
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data of City of Winston-Salem / Forsyth County is considered public records. Upon request, the City of Winston-Salem / Forsyth County will provide digital copies to anyone requesting data, with the cost being for media and personnel time.

Every effort has been made to insure that the information offered is correct and up-to-date. However, complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Requesters are responsible for understanding issues related to GIS digital data, mapping, and data accuracy. The City of Winston-Salem / Forsyth County GIS data sets are in North Carolina State Plane coordinate system, North American Datum (NAD) 83, units in feet.

The City of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County make no warranty, representation, or guarantee of any kind regarding any maps or other information provided herein or the sources of such maps or other information. The City of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County specifically disclaim all representations or warranties, express or implied, including, without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The City of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County assume no liability for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the information provided regardless of the cause of such or for any decision made, action taken, or action not taken by the user in reliance upon any maps or information provided herein. The information cannot be construed to be a legal document. All information is proprietary and may not be sold or resold. No use for resale or commercial purposes, as defined in North Carolina General Statute Chapter 132-10, is permitted. Primary sources from which the information have been compiled must be consulted for verification of the information contained in this data. Such primary information sources may include, but are not limited to, the Forsyth County Assessor's Office and the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Planning Department. The requester agrees to make payment as specified in the City of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County Data Distribution Policy and to abide by all other provisions of the Policy, as they may be revised from time to time.

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