Welcome to the United States Section, International Boundary and Water Commissions’ (USIBWC) Geographic Information System (GIS) Program page. The USIBWC GIS maintains a variety of datasets along the United States – Mexico border such as project information maps, imagery, and binational products that are created through joint, binational initiatives. Access to maps and other information is made available through this website and in a variety of formats.
The USIBWC will maintain this web site as a service to our customers using information from various sources. The USIBWC cannot ensure that the information is accurate, current or complete. Neither the information presented nor the maps themselves are official documents. All data and maps are provided “as is” and may contain errors.
Data requests can be submitted by contacting the USIBWC GIS Coordinator, Delbert Humberson at (915) 832-4160. If you cannot fully access the information on this page, please contact the GIS Coordinator who can provide the information in an alternative format.
2012 May 31- 2008 Rio Grande Boundary Image Maps are now available for viewing and downloading. These maps were jointly created by both the U.S. section of the IBWC and our sister agency in Mexico, CILA, as part of the 1970 treaty requirements.
2012 February 01- New high resolution leaf-off aerial imagery for the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) and portions of the U.S. Mexico Border are now available at TNRIS's site! IBWC initiated the project and expanded it to include local partners in the LRGV. TNRIS played a vital role in coordinating efforts and quality review.
Move to ArcGIS Server- USIBWC has been in the process of migrating our data to ArcGIS Server. Once in place, the public will have access to our GIS portal which will include a dynamic map display of our geospatial data as well as tools to query our surface water and water quality data. Stay tuned for news of the launch!
Aerial Photographic Mosaics of the Rio Grande- the IBWC, United States and Mexico, approved the location of the international boundary line between the United States and Mexico for the reach of the Rio Grande under IBWC Minute 315, in accordance with the 1970 Boundary Treaty. The electronic version of the photomaps will be available soon in PDF format. This project was conducted by the IBWC in the spirit of binational cooperation with the assistance from the U.S. Geological Survey and Mexico’s National Institute of Statistics and Geography.