Structures & Addresses

The Structures and Addresses Framework is a routinely-updated statewide spatial database of primary structures, buildings and their addresses. The geodatabase consists of a point feature class and related metadata tables. Both structure and address points are contained in the point feature class, along with all their associated attribute information.

Data and Documentation

Montana Structures and Addresses Data

The structures and addresses data are provided as downloadable statewide datasets in two different data formats: Esri file geodatabases (versions 9.3 and 10) and a shapefile. Metadata is provided in XML format.

Montana Structures and Addresses Web Service

REST endpoint for the structures and addresses ArcGIS Server mapping web service.

Applications

Structures and Addresses Web Map

An ArcGIS.com web map with the structures and addresses web service.

About

The Structures & Address Framework is a statewide database of structure and address points obtained from local, state, federal, and private data providers.

Structures and address data are used for everything from natural resource planning to recovery from natural disasters including floods, wildfires and earthquakes. Furthermore, address data are essential for delivery of government and private services such as the dispatch of emergency services and postal and package delivery.

Structure/address point data are also a key component in Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) systems. As such, MSL is attempting to raise awareness and educate our address data providers about NG9-1-1 and the impacts it will have on how they manage and use their address datasets. It should be noted, MSL are not experts on the subject of 9-1-1. However, the linkage between 9-1-1 and GIS is becoming ever tighter and we continue to hear more about NG9-1-1 within national GIS groups we participate in. As such, we are attempting to learn as much as possible and pass along the information.