GIS Map Pricing

TWDB provides maps to the public at the cost for labor and materials.

Costs are based on printing existing plot files as outlined in TWDB's cost recovery schedules adopted by rule in Chapter 353.11 in accordance with the Texas Government Code Sec. 552.2611 which provides that each state agency by rule should specify charges for copies of public information.

Payment must be provided before an order is processed. The Texas Water Development Board accepts Visa, MasterCard, check, cash, or money order.

Last updated on 2/7/2005

Material Cost Recovery Schedule

  • Labor for plotting a standard map product takes about 15 minutes and cost $4.50 per map.
  • Labor and computer time for custom maps is $36.40 per hour for the actual time required to complete the map request.
  • Photo paper is available but only for the wide format plotter.
  • State Legislators and State agencies working with the TWDB on a specific project are exempt from cost.

Print maps less than 36 inches wide

TWDB uses $0.10 per linear inch of map and charges the following amounts for standard size maps:

  • Maps 18" long ($0.10 x 18") = $1.80
  • Maps 24" long ($0.10 X 24") = $2.40
  • Maps 30" long ($0.10 X 30") = $3.00
  • Maps 36" long ($0.10 X 36") = $3.60
  • Maps 42" long ($0.10 X 42") = $4.20

Print maps wider than 36 inches

TWDB uses $0.30 per linear inch of map and charges the following amounts for standard size maps:

  • Maps 18" long $0.30 X 18" = $5.40
  • Maps 24" long ($0.30 X 24") = $7.20
  • Maps 30" long ($0.30 X 30") = $9.00
  • Maps 36" long ($0.30 X 36") = $10.80
  • Maps 42" long ($0.30 X 42") = $12.60
  • Maps 48" long ($0.30 X 48") = $14.40
  • Maps 54" long ($0.30 X 54") = $16.20
  • Maps 60" long ($0.30 X 60") = $18.00
  • Maps 66" long ($0.30 X 66") = $19.80

Digital Data

  • $28.00 per CD
  • $20.00 per CD for teachers and government agencies

Cost Breakdown

The following example illustrates the TWDB Plot Recovery Costs for a single 24" x 24" Major Aquifers of Texas Map printed on standard bond paper.

Paper and Supplies $2.40
Plotting a Standard Product: Labor $4.50
Map Tube $1.00
Postage $4.00
Total Costs $11.90
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