MS GIS Council

MDEM 2007 Coastal Region Building Data

The MS Coordinating Council for Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (MCCRSGIS) has developed high resolution vector data for five Coastal Area counties – Pearl River, Stone, Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson. This data is part of the Gulf Region Base Mapping Ownership Data Development Project funded through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The MDEM Spring 2007 natural color digital orthos at 6’ GSD and 1’ GSD were used in creation of the data for the project area. Urban areas and the coastline were typically 6 inch resolution with the remaining areas at 1 foot.

This building data is stored in the geodatabase Gulf_Region_Building_Footprint.gbd – contains both building footprint and building point layers. County-level geodatabases will be available soon. The data is in State Plane NAD 83 HARN Feet (MS East 2301) projection.

The following is the data structure of the geodatabase: (Click on layer for detailed metadata)

If you have a high speed internet connection, you may download the zipped files from the link: Mississippi (Approximately 36 MB)

For further information concerning the vector data and other MCCRSGIS projects visit or you can reference other data at