Montana Spatial Data Infrastructure (MSDI)

The Montana Spatial Data Infrastructure is made up of fifteen “framework” geographic databases vital for making maps of Montana and understanding its geography. Seven of the databases are federally defined framework datasets and the other eight were selected as additional framework layers by the Montana Land Information Advisory Council (MLIAC). *Federally defined framework theme (National Spatial Data Infrastructure).

Data Access Steward/Lead News Date News
MSL/Meghan Burns June 25, 2015 Data and web services updated
Cadastral* MSL/Keith Blount May 27, 2015 Data and web services updated
Climate University of Montana/Mike Sweet    
Elevation* vacant/vacant June 2015 Theme steward and lead needed. Primarily a coordination role. See Elevation page.
Geographic Names MSL/Gerry Daumiller    
Geology Bureau of Mines & Geology/Paul Thale    
Hydrography* MSL/Troy Blandford    
Hydrologic Units NRCS/Catherine Maynard    
Land Use/Land Cover MT NHP/Linda Vance    
Mapping Control* MSL/Bob Holliday    
Orthoimagery* MSL/Stu Kirkpatrick & Evan Hammer    
Soils NRCS/Catherine Maynard    
Structures and Addresses MSL/Michael Fashoway    
Transportation* MSL/Duane Lund     
Wetlands MT NHP/Jamul Hahn and DEQ/Lynda Saul