Maps and Map Links

MONTANA/U.S. TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS & CADASTRAL DATA

(DATA/MAPS ARE FROM THE MONTANA STATE NATURAL RESOURCE INFORMATION SYSTEM – NRIS and the U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY)
isd_250k-quadsTopographic map finder: Browse Montana’s USGS topographic maps and automatically zoom to any point based on latitude/longitude, township/range/section, place name, or quadrangle name – Go to: MT Topo Map Finder.

24K, 100K, and 250K Digital Raster Graphics TIFF Images (original UTM NAD 27 and NAD83 data files from USGS) – Go to: USGS DRG MAPS.

Montana GIS INFORMATION CLEARINGHOUSE – Go to: MT GIS DATA.

MONTANA CADASTRAL DATA – For those who do fieldwork in Montana, and need to have landowner permission for access to private property, NRIS now offers a Montana cadastral data base that better facilitates this process – Go to:CADASTRAL DATA.

US TOPO – Digital USGS topo map download site with national coverage – Go to:US TOPO, MAPS FOR A NATION

TOPOGRAPHIC MAP LINKS:

Cedar Creek alluvial fan complex, southwestern Montana.

Cedar Creek alluvial fan complex, southwestern Montana.

A few web sites to get one started in map reading and map understanding:

TOPO TOOLS – print out your own UTM coordinate tools (use transparency film for ink jet printers). Go to: MAP TOOLS where you can download pdf files for several map scales. Just make sure that you set the printout for no page scaling when you do your print. If all else fails, you can also buy utm topo tools at this web site.

ESRI GIS INFO – Coordinate systems, map projections, and geographic (datum) transformations – Go to: ESRI.

GOOGLE EARTH – Google Earth combines the power of Google Search with satellite imagery, maps, terrain and 3D buildings to put the world’s geographic information at your fingertips – Go to: GOOGLE EARTH.

U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Aerial Photography and Satellite Imagery- links to sites where one can view usgs aerial photos satellite imagery on line – Go to: U.S.G.S. MAPS.

U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY – topographic mapping information – Go to: A Guide to Topographic Maps.

BERKELEY EARTH SCIENCE AND TOPOGRAPHIC MAP LIBRARY – a database of topo maps from around the world – Go to: Berkeley Maps.

WILD ROSE gpsMAPS – information on coordinates and mapping – Go to: Wild Rose Maps.