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The files below are available on our Open Data Portal at

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Accessing GIS Web Services with Esri Software

The GIS services consumed by our web map applications are also available for direct use to Esri ArcGIS Desktop users at  Check out the following links for detailed documentation.  All three documents are in PDF format.

Microstation Design Files

Note: All design files are in Wisconsin State Plane South NAD27

Landuse Symbology

Updated every Monday morning

Land Use Symbology/Maps contains a city-wide map of Land Use Symbology in MicroStation dgn and shapefile file format. The symbology includes Single Family and Duplex symbols, Land Use symbols, # Units, Building Footprints and Parking Lots. A description of the levels and the necessary font library (cityfont.rsc) is bundled with the zip file. A PDF is included with a legend for land use symbols.

The file is distributed in the file format in which it is maintained – as a MicroStation design file. For more information or help with MicroStation or to download the free MicroStation file viewer (Bentley View) go to – see the ‘Products’ and ‘Learning’ buttons.

Quarter Section Milwaukee

Download PDF versions of Milwaukee engineering maps by quarter section using Quarter Section Milwaukee.  Using this interface, you can find the map you're looking for by quarter section number, property address, or street intersection.

Esri Shapefiles and KMZ

Note: All shapefiles are in State Plane South NAD27

For more information about shapefiles and REST endpoints, please visit Esri's websites at and

Aldermanic Districts

Updated October 2019 (alderperson names)
Includes shapefile and REST endpoint

Aldermanic Districts Data  contains the 1992, 2004, 2012, 2016, 2018, and 2019 Aldermanic District polygons.

District boundaries and numbering have not changed since 2012.  Any updates to this dataset since 2012 will represent changes to Aldermanic district information in the attribute table.

Corporate Boundary

Updated: January 1, 2004
Includes shapefile and REST endpoint

Corporate Boundary contains the City of Milwaukee Corporate Boundary.


Updated: January, 2007
Includes shapefile and REST endpoint

Neighborhoods Data and Resources contain neighborhood boundaries, as defined by the Milwaukee Neighborhood Identification Project. The goal of the Neighborhood Identification Project is to define neighborhoods encompassing all of the residential areas in Milwaukee.

Parcel Outlines

Updated every Monday morning

Parcel Outlines Data and Resources file contains the City of Milwaukee parcel outlines as well as historical versions of Milwaukee's parcel outlines.

The City of Milwaukee parcel shapefile accommodates condominium records (multiple tax identifiers -- "taxkeys" -- assigned to one parcel).  Multiple records (one for each taxkey) exist for condominium parcels. As a result, a direct join can be made between parcelbase.shp and MPROP (or other taxkey-based dataset), and condominium data will be accurately joined.

Police Districts

Updated: July, 2009
Includes shapefile and REST endpoint

Police Districts Data and Resources contains the current MPD Police Districts. These boundaries went into effect on July 12, 2009.


Updated Jun, 2019 
Includes shapefile and REST endpoint

Streets Data and Resources contains a graphic representation of the street center line as well as attribute data for each official street including address ranges, street direction, street name and street type. Although most dime segments fall near the center of the right-of-way, it is not an accurate representation of street center lines. It is a tool for obtaining street name and address information for streets within the city of Milwaukee.

Voting Wards

Updated October 6, 2016

Voting Wards Data and Resources contains voting ward boundaries and associated polling place information.

Ward boundaries were updated in 2016.  Any updates to this dataset since 2016 will represent changes to polling place information in the ward attribute table.

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