Welcome to the County of Berks
Frequently Asked Questions

1. Does the county provide GIS data?

YES, GIS data and other County data and documents are now being provided on the Berks County Data Hub. You may browse by different subject matter and can download datasets and information in various formats. All publiclaly available datasets are now housed here and the County has discontineud the sale of GIS products in 2022.

The County also provides various web mapping applications that allow you to interactively view things such as property details and ownership, as well as dashboards and story maps.  Web Mapping Applications.

 

2. Does the county provide aerial photography, orthophotography, or digital imagery?

NO, the County uses imagery from various years and various sources.  Because it was obtained from different sources the County does not distribute it.  Many different imagery products may be downloaded for free from PASDA and via their and via their Imagery Navigator. There are variosu years on georeference and non georeferenced imagery from variosu sources hosted on the clearinghouse.

 

3. Does the county provide LiDAR and elevation data?

NO, the County uses LiDAR data from various years and various sources.  Because it was obtained from different sources the County does not distribute it.  Many different LiDAR imagery products may be downloaded for free from PASDA and via their and via their Lidar Navigator.

 
4. Does the county have access to hard copy aerial photography?
 
YES, The county has access to a number of iterations of hard copy aerial photography. The Planning Commission is the keeper of this hard copy photography from the following years: 1960, 1971, 1980, 1988 and 1992. Contact the Planning Commission for more information.
 

5. Does the county provide tax maps?

YES. The county provides a standard tax map that shows boundary lines and dimension of properties for Assessment purposes. Please visit theTax Map FAQ for more information on these products.

 

6. Does the county produce customized maps?

NO, The county does not have the staffing or resources to produced customized maps or other products for the public. The products that are created are used to meet the daily business needs of the departments and the county as a whole. Please take a look at our Map Gallery. for various maps for download.

Revised: 5-12-2022