The acronym STAR*Map is the trademarked name for the Southeast Texas Addressing and Referencing Map. Created and maintained by the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) and the Geographic Data Committee (GDC), STAR*Map is a digital base map and database that covers a multi-county region, including all of Harris, Fort Bend, Brazoria, Liberty, Montgomery, Galveston, Wharton, Waller, Austin, Chambers, Colorado, Matagorda and walker Counties. The STAR*Map data area is provided in a digital electronic GIS format known as a shapefile.
STAR*Map was created through a joint cooperative effort of the GDC member organizations, including more than sixty public and private partners. The map includes more than 2 million parcel address points, roadway centerlines, block address information, street names, street types, census geography and many additional feature attributes. Adopted by a number of local agencies (including City of Houston, TxDOT, Houston Metro and Harris County) as the "official" Harris County basemap, STAR*Map permits accurate overlay of many types of Geographic Information System (GIS) coverages, such as hydrology, bus routes, parcel-based data, utility data and other features mapped by the user community.
Online orders of STAR*Map can be placed by using the STAR*Map online order form.
The maps and data presented herein are intended for general reference only. The source of information is the Aerial photos, US Census Bureau TIGER centerlines, and Center Point Energy/HL&P addresses and parcel boundaries. The Houston-Galveston Area Council makes no claim as to its accuracy and neither assumes nor will accept liability for its use. STAR*Map is a registered trademark of the Houston-Galveston Area Council and the Geographic Data Committee. They require use of the trademark with the map product, for three reasons:
Pricing and availability listed on this website are subject to change, and do not constitute any contractual commitment until an order has been placed via our online ordering system.These products, data, and/or tools are for informational purposes only and may not have been prepared for or be suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. They do not represent an on-the-ground survey and represent only the approximate relative location of property boundaries. Mapping may not reflect on the ground conditions. The Houston-Galveston Area Council makes no further claims as to the accuracy or reliability of the data, and neither assumes, nor will accept liability for their use. Use or reproduction of this data without acknowledging the Houston-Galveston Area Council as the source is strictly prohibited.The Houston-Galveston Area Council will not provide refunds once data has been delivered or shipped to customer. All sales are final once shipped or provided via delivery or FTP.The Houston-Galveston Area Council does not provide prior purchased data as a restoration for lost or corrupted data previously purchases. Customers should ensure that all data is properly backed up and stored to prevent loss of data.
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