Frequently Asked Questions

What is your address?

Prince George's County Office of Information Technology
Geographic Information Systems Division
9201 Basil Court, Suite 260
Largo, MD 20774
Tel: (301) 952-5150

What are your hours of operation?

The Office of Information Technology is open for customer service Monday through Friday, 8:00am EST to 5:00pm EST.

What kind of products do you sell?

Currently, the GIS division does not offer any products for sale.

Can I purchase a map of my property?

Yes, there are several standard map plots that the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission produce through a Map-Maker program. Visit the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s Planning Information Services on the 4th floor of the:

County Administration Building
Lower Level (L)
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30AM to 4:00PM

Can I purchase aerial photographs of Prince George's County?

Yes. Aerial photos for 1938, 1993, 1998, 2000 are available for purchase. Visit the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s Planning Information Services on the 4th floor of the:

County Administration Building
Lower Level (L)
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30AM to 4:00PM

How do I find out who owns a piece of property?

Visit the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s Planning Information Services on the 4th floor of the:

County Administration Building
Lower Level (L)
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30AM to 4:00PM

 

Can I purchase Digital Data of Prince George's County?

Yes, there are a variety of data layers available in digital form. We offer digital data on CD-ROM in the following formats: Arc/Info Coverages, Arc Export format (.E00), Shapefiles and DXF.

Can I purchase maps online?

Currently, you can not purchase maps via the internet.

What is GIS?

A Geographic Information System (GIS) is an automated mapping system that uses computers to help map and analyze data that exist on the earth according to their geographic location. With a GIS, you can capture spatial information and store it, integrate it, manipulate it, analyze it and display it. This spatial information is able to support the user in making accurate and cost effective decisions before and during "real time" events.

What is Demographic Information?

Demography is the study of human populations - their size, distribution, growth, decline, and characteristics. The area in which that population lives profoundly impacts any population's demographic profile.