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Related Missoula County Departments


Local Government

  • City of Missoula GIS Services 

    Visit the City of Missoula GIS Services website for city‑related GIS information, downloadable GIS data and a variety of maps.

State Government

  • Montana Cadastral Mapping Program

    Cadastral data is the information about rights and interest in land. The data may also be known as real estate data, parcel information, or tax parcel information. The Montana Cadastral Framework data consists of tax parcels defined by the Montana Department of Revenue and built primarily upon CadNSDI Montana; a digital representation of the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) created from survey records and mapping control information. Links are provided to download this information for the State of Montana. Be sure to review the documentation.


Federal Government

  • The National Map

    The National Map is a division of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and distributes US Topos, historical topographic maps, elevation data, the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) and other information. Please note that there is a difference between US Topos and historical topographic maps.

  • United States Census Bureau

    The United States Census Bureau hosts a wealth of socioeconomic data for the United States of America. Visit their site to view online maps and download data in tabular and georeferenced formats.

    • American FactFinder

      American FactFinder provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data driving this application is from several censuses and surveys.

    • Census 2010

      Explore the results of the 2010 Census through interactive maps and download data.

    • Census 2020

      Learn more about the upcoming 2020 Census.

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Map Service Center

    The FEMA Flood Map Service Center is the official public source for flood hazard information produced in support of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Visit this site for general flood information, for flood insurance information, and to view and/or purchase Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) online.

  • Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
    Find federal land records from across the country.  Access historical documents and current interactive mapping tools.  


Professional Organizations

  • Montana Association of Geographic Information Professionals (MAGIP) 
    MAGIP is a non-profit 501 (c) (06) professional association that works to identify and support the strengths of individual members, find solutions to individual and collective problems, and address the needs of the Montana GIS community as a whole.  Its mission is to stimulate, encourage, and otherwise provide for the advancement of an interdisciplinary approach to the use of geographic information. The Association sponsors educational workshops, conferences, forums, grants, and scholarships.  The association works collectively with educators, data creators, data users, application developers, and software vendors to foster technical cooperation and promote the development of sound management policy and practices that can support the efficient and effective use of geographic information system resources.
  • Northwest GIS User Group
    The Northwest GIS User Group, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for training, exchange of knowledge, techniques, and data among the users of ESRI software and related GIS products and services.


Wildland Fire Resources

  • InciWeb

    InciWeb is an interagency all‑risk incident information management system. The system was developed with two primary missions.  The first is to provide the public a single source of incident related information.  The second is to provide a standardized reporting tool for the Public Affairs community.  A number of supporting systems automate the delivery of incident information to remote sources. This ensures that the information regarding active incidents is consistent, and the delivery is timely.

  • Map of Current Montana Wildfires
    Produced by the Montana State Library, this interactive map shows the boundaries of current and historic wildfires in Montana.
  • GEOMAC Wildfire Mapper
    The Geospatial Multi-Agency Coordination or GeoMAC, is an internet-based mapping application originally designed for fire managers to access online maps of current fire locations and perimeters in the United States. Using a standard web browser, fire personnel can view this information to pinpoint the affected areas. With the growing concern of western wildland fires in the summer of 2000, this application also became available to the public.
  • USDA Forest Service Remote Sensing Applications Center Active Fire Mapping
    The Active Fire Mapping Program is an operational, satellite-based fire detection and monitoring program managed by the USDA Forest Service Remote Sensing Applications Center (RSAC) located in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Active Fire Mapping program provides near real-time detection and characterization of wildland fire conditions in a geospatial context for the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii and Canada. Detectable fire activity across all administrative ownerships in the United States and Canada are mapped and characterized by the program.
  • State of Montana Fire Conditions
    Wildfires can affect Montana's landscape, air quality, wildlife, agriculture, tourism, and recreation. Several State of Montana agencies have information regarding the impact and current status of fire listed.


  • GPS History Timeline
    A timeline of the progression of GPS use for transportation tracking and beyond!