In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, the Railroad Commission of Texas will be closed on Monday, May 29. The agency will reopen for business on Tuesday, May 30.
Digital Map Data
Please review all information below, including the sample test files and FAQ information, before placing an order for digital map data. Selection of an export format that is compatible with the GIS software package it will run on is the responsibility of the user.
Some GIS Software packages require that the GIS Layer have a predefined coordinate system.
Each .shp file includes an associated.prj file in the dataset. If yo do not want the layer to be projected, simply delete the .prj file associated with the layer.
The projection file is also available by right clicking on the link below and saving it to a file:
Base Map, Wells, Surveys & Pipelines layers may be purchased as a complete package or individually.
Geographic Coordinates; Latitude/Longitude Decimal Degrees, NAD 27
May be obtained via CD or RRC FTP. Note: For delivery by RRC FTP a Railroad Commission FTP account is required. For first-time RRC FTP users, a new RRC FTP account will take up to 7 business days to create.
.SHP (ArcView Shape Files) - can be used directly with ArcView, imported into ArcInfo, compatible with many other GIS software packages
E00 format is no longer available.
API Data - ASCII data file and dBase (.dbf) file containing the API number, survey name, well number, lease name, lease ID number, completion date, and plug date.
Manuals available online (include data format and dictionary):
"Digital Map Information", publication OGA094 (paper copy available for $13.00)
"API Well Data File", publication OGA096 (paper copy available for $5.00)
Orders must be made by written request or you may use our Request for Electronic Data Form in Word format or PDF format. In accordance with the Texas Public Information Act, the Railroad Commission will act upon or respond to your request within 10 business days.
Please note that all requests require a 24 hour minimum processing period.
Payment is required in advance by check or credit card. (Please do not send credit card information by email or fax.)
Checks should be made payable to the Railroad Commission of Texas.
Inquiries or orders should be made with the Electronic Data Coordinator: