What the CaliBaja interactive map is and how to use it

The CaliBaja interactive map viewer provides a window into the wealth of information developed through the CaliBaja Bi-national Mega-region initiative. Users can use a variety of tools to locate businesses by Strategic Industry type, NAICS code, or geographic area. Detailed information on individual businesses can also be viewed in the map interface, and reporting capabilities are included for printing and/or saving of selected records. There is also a built-in editing component that allows registered users to update existing business sites and their related information, as well as add new business sites.

Prior to using the interactive map viewer, users are encouraged review the help documentation below, which provides detailed instructions on map navigation, performing search and query operations, and generating reports.

CaliBaja Tools Help

Overview Map

The Overview Map number represents a geographical concentration of strategic industries. Click on number to zoom in and see individual color-coded markers representing individual businesses. Click on individual markers for information about specific businesses. Go

Query Map

The Query Map includes tools that allow users to perform more detailed searches by strategic industry, NAICS code and geographic area. Additional tools include routing, an address locator and additional base layers. Go

Map Editor

The Map Editor provides tools (for authenticated users) for updating information about existing business locations, and for adding new locations and supporting information. Go

What is NAICS

Learn more about NAICS. Go

Users can view CaliBaja strategic industry locations by selecting from the Strategic
Industries dropdown menu, then pan and zoom to the area of interest.

Overview Map Tool

The groupings will expand as the user zooms in. Users can also click on a grouping to expand it, and then click on a point to view the firm's information.

Overview Map Tool

Users can search by Strategic Industry, NAICS code, City, or Zip Code by using the available dropdown menu options.

Overview Map Tool

Users can also search by NAICS code if they already know the NAICS code they are interested in viewing.

Overview Map Tool

Users can also use the routing tool to find directions.

Overview Map Tool

Finally, users can view additional regional layers.

Overview Map Tool

Map Editor

The Map Editor is for authenticated users only.

What is NAICS?

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) was developed by member organizations of the U.S., Mexico and Canada to allow for a high level of comparison in business statistics among these countries. NAICS is the standard for classifying businesses. NAICS groups businesses according to similarity in the processes used to produce goods or services.

Explanation of NAICS codes

NAICS is a two through six-digit system, providing five levels of detail. Each digit in the code is part of progressively narrower categories. The more digits in the code signify greater classification detail. The 5 digit NAICS code is the level at which there is comparability in the code and definitions for most of the NAICS sectors across the United
States, Mexico and Canada.

The 6 digit level allows for country specific detail.

A complete and valid NAICS code consists of six digits.


NAICS Code Sector Description
31... Sector Manufacturing
311... Subsector Food Manufacturing
3118.. NAICS industry Cookie, Cracker and Pasta Manufacturing
331182. Industry Group Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
311823 NAICS code Dry Pasta Manufacturing

With each digit added, the description of the business activity becomes more specific.

Color codes

Throughout the website, NAICS codes are color coded using the electronic color code, consistent with international standard IEC 60062 for digits 0 -9. For initial simplicity, NAICS sector maps are color coded on the first digit only as a form of meta classification. More refined maps within the system allow the display of all 6 NAICS digits, and rapid visual identification of particular areas of interest.

Data Sources

CaliBaja Bi-National Mega-Region, Instituto Nacional de EstadĂ­stica y GeografĂ­a (INEGI)


CaliBaja Bi-National Mega-Region disclaims any responsibility for the accuracy or correctness of the data displayed or derived from the CaliBaja web mapping application and reporting services. Any use of this product with respect to accuracy and precision of the employer data shall be the sole responsibility of the user.