Community Technical Assistance Program

Data Resource List


The following list contains external sources of GIS available within Montana. The data sources linked within this list all provide data at the sub-county level, and may be of benefit in the development of long range planning documents or in the review of development proposals.

GENERAL GIS DATA

Montana State Library Data List: Contains comprehensive searchable and downloadable GIS data within the state. The State Library houses the state's Administrative Boundaries, Geographic Names, Hydrography, Land Cover, Structures, and Transportation GIS Frameworks. These frameworks contain the most up-to-date and accurate GIS information available at the state level.  

PARCELS AND LAND USE

Montana Cadastral: Statewide parcels, downloadable at the county level.

DEMOGRAPHICS AND POPULATION

Montana Census and Economic Information Center: Interactive maps, population projections, Economic, Public Health, and Energy Statistics.

U.S. Census Bureau Factfinder: Tabular data including 2010 U.S. Census and American Community Survey Data. Data tables can be joined to downloaded TIGER shapefiles.

U.S. Census Bureau TIGER Shapefiles: U.S. Census geographies, including tracts, block groups, and blocks. TIGER also maintains road and water body shapefiles, though local or state sourced data is likely to be more accurate.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development CPD Maps: Interactive mapping application.

TRANSPORTATION

Building Active Communities Initiative Sidewalk Data

Montana Department of Transportation Interactive Map Gallery

Center for Neighborhood Technology Housing & Transportation Affordability Index: Housing and Transportation cost data for urban areas within Montana and the United States.

NATURAL RESOURCES AND WILDLIFE

Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks GIS Data: Including habitat, management areas, and lake/stream data.

USDA Web Soil Survey 

Montana DNRC Webmaps 

Bureau of Land Management Montana/Dakotas GIS Data: For download. 

ENVIRONMENTAL AND FLOODPLAIN

FEMA Flood Map Service Center: Including Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs) and scanned Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs).

EPA Environmental Justice EJSCREEN: Online mapping tool including federal superfund sites, brownfields, and environmental justice related data.

DEQ Leaking Underground Storage Tank Data

AERIAL IMAGERY

Montana State Library USGS Digital Orthophoto Quarter Quadrangles (DOQQ)

USGS Earth Explorer:  Contains current and historic aerial photographs of varying quality. 

The Department of Commerce takes no responsibility for the validity or accuracy of any external data, and this list is provided for informational purposes only. If you are aware of any data sources that could be added to this list, please contact us at DOCCTAP@mt.gov.


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