Maps/GIS

The City of Arcata Geographic Information System (GIS) provides digital geographic information analysis and mapping services to City staff, the public, and other jurisdictions and features public access to maps and data. The GIS program also maintains and updates a variety of City databases and records including but not limited to: Parcel ownership, easements, building activity, stormwater utility information, wetlands, zoning, historical sites, and water quality information.

Attention! Your access to and /or use of any and all information provided herein constitutes your agreement to Terms of Use. These maps are for informational purposes only. The City of Arcata, including any employees and sub-contractors, makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy of the information contained in this map. The City of Arcata, including any employees and sub-contractors, disclaims liability for any and all damages which may arise due to errors in the map and the user's reliance thereon.

Online Mapping - New and Improved


Find City of Arcata property information online!  Find zoning, parcel maps, and other property information on our new streamlined GIS page.  Check out this helpful guide to see all the ways the GIS can be used.

Download City of Arcata Maps

Download GIS Data


Download City of Arcata's GIS spatial data in .shp format for use in Mapping Software like ArcView

Download the Humboldt Bay Sea Level Rise Water Level Extract Program

Developed by Jeff Anderson of Northern Hydrology & Engineering and funded by the City's Environmental Services Department, the Humboldt Bay Sea Level Rise Water Level Extract Program is an Excel application that provides the user with the Humboldt Bay water level elevation data developed for the Humboldt Bay: Sea Level Rise, Hydrodynamic Modeling, and Inundation Vulnerability Mapping project (Northern Hydrology & Engineering, 2015). The model was developed and used to predict water levels within the existing shorelines of Humboldt Bay for five sea level rise scenarios. 

Smart Phone Users/Mobile Devices


Going hiking in the Community Forest or Marsh? Looking for downtown parking? Download Arcata's free mobile maps from Avenza PDF Maps and track your location with a blue "You Are Here" dot. No need for cellular coverage to view these maps and there are no data roaming charges when traveling