Map It, Track It, Analyze It with New
GIS Portal! Montana
“The new Montana GIS Portal will provide improved access to geographic data for our state,” said Gerry Daumiller, manager of the Library’s GIS section. “
The initial release of the GIS Portal is focused on the needs of GIS professionals. For the general public, the Portal contains an on-line map viewer that anyone may use to view basic maps and air photos of any location in
“The initial data catalog includes 400 databases and over 200 sample maps from the collections of the
As time goes on, more and more of the data in the Portal currently available only to GIS professionals will be activated as Web services that may be viewed by anyone by using the Portal’s viewer. Business owners will be able to consult Census Data to see where potential customers are, and citizens will be able to look at school district, legislative district, and voting precinct boundaries. Much of this data may already be viewed in various on-line applications such as the
The Montana GIS Portal is made available by the Montana State Library in partnership with the Montana Department of Administration’s
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