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Where can I find Texas residential building footprint data with information on building area and number of floors?

I came across National Structural Inventory github repo (https://github.com/HydrologicEngineeringCenter/NSI) which only contains data description. Does anyone know how I can download the data?

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  • Have you looked at the other building footprint data request questions on this site? It looks like at least one of them has an answer. – csk Dec 12 '20 at 4:29
  • @csk thanks. I had checked all related questions on this website. Just to be sure, I went back again and checked. Most of the questions are about building footprint and elevation. Building footprint can be obtained from Microsoft open data. I'm specifically interested in the building area (total area including all floors) and the number of floors. – PPR Dec 14 '20 at 20:40
  • Wow, that National Structures Inventory is like Bigfoot: lots of people seem to believe it exists, but if you search for it all you find are references, never the real thing. – csk Dec 15 '20 at 15:50
  • I found two different sets of software that seem to have the ability to download the National Structures Inventory dataset: HEC-FIA from the Corps of Engineers, and Hazus from FEMA. Maybe if you comb through the technical manuals they will tell you where the source data comes from, or you could try installing the software and see if you can use it to obtain the NSI dataset. – csk Dec 15 '20 at 15:53

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