User Resources

SABINS Project Description

The SABINS data infrastructure project is the first comprehensive effort to assemble, unify, and disseminate digital GIS data of elementary, middle, and high school catchment areas contained within school districts throughout the country.

User's Guide

Both first-time and seasoned users can benefit from the SABINS tutorial documents that are available here.


If you have a question, there is a good chance you will find the answer here.

Public School Data

In addition to data downloaded through the web app, a number of data products are available here.

Data Availability

SABINS makes data available at a school and school boundary level from several sources. This page provides a summary of what is available.

Mapping Options

SABINS provides shapefiles that can be opened in nearly all GIS software packages. This includes Esri ArcGIS along with many other for-purchase and open source software

GIS Tools & Modules

We provide links for several commercial and open-source Geographic Information System software packages that you may use to view SABINS shapefiles.