James Madison University

Download GIS Data


  1. Download GIS Data (.ZIP)
  2. All of the GIS files that you need are in the 'VRS3_GIS' folder.  Unzip compressed files in the ‘VRS3_GIS’ folder:
    • Double click file folder to view contents of folder.
    • Select 'extract files' from the menu on the left.
    • Follow the WinZip Wizard to extract the files.
  3. It is recommended that you save the 'VRS3_GIS' folder to a local drive on your computer.
  4. Open the 'VRS3_GIS' folder to view the folders and files.  Map document files are provided in ArcGIS 9.0/9.1/9.2/9.3 shapefiles for use with GIS software other than ArcGIS are in the SHP folder.  The LYR folder contains layer (.lyr) files to rapidly symbolize the VRS3 data.  Open the map document that is compatible with your version of ArcGIS.  If you do not use ArcGIS, open the files that are appropriate for your software.  For more details, see the VRS3 Wind Scoring Workbook, Step 2.