Butte-Silver Bow County GIS

Butte-Silver Bow County maintains a GIS for the Butte urban area as well as some nearby communities and rural areas in Silver Bow County and the Anaconda-Opportunity-Warm Springs Superfund area in Deer Lodge County.  The following information about the GIS is derived from their website:

"At the heart of Butte-Silver Bow GIS lies the ownership, or land records data. Land records data, known also as the cadastral or ownership base, have been generated using existing Montana Department of Revenue parcel base maps, mining claims maps, and property legal descriptions. Information about each parcel is contained in the Montana Department of Revenue's Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal System (CAMAS or CAMA) data, which is updated on a regular basis. The CAMA data provides owner name, address, property type, building information, and much more."

Partial list of data available at BSB GIS:
  • Ownership/Land records (by section) and appraisal data
  • Mining claims
  • US Public Land Survey township, range and section lines
  • Zoning and Masterplan boundaries
  • Floodplain (revision by FEMA pending)
  • Topologic features (roads, hydrography, buildings, railroads, contours, wooded areas, etc.)
  • Administrative and political boundaries (fire districts, legislative districts, precincts,
    school districts, commissioner districts, etc.)
  • Superfund (waste dumps, reclaimed areas, soil sampling sites/data, monitoring wells, mine shafts, operable unit boundaries, etc.)
  • Parks and recreation
  • Infrastructure (water mains, sanitary and storm sewer lines - work in progress)
  • Vegetative cover, Digital Elevation Models (DEMs)
  • Soils data (not yet completed for Silver Bow County)
  • 1990 US Census data
  • Miscellaneous other data (ask, they may have it)

"All of the data listed above carries with it relevant attributes, or information, in database format; thus the data can be extracted and/or spatially analyzed for display purposes and/or for supplying a digital or hard copy report. In addition, BSB GIS has a Global Positioning System (GPS) with which the location of any feature(s) on the ground can be collected and entered into the GIS, and ultimately mapped and/or analyzed."

Website: http://www.co.silverbow.mt.us/gis.htm

Contact information: Butte-Silver Bow GIS is located in Room 112 on the main floor of the Courthouse. Phone: (406) 497-6260 Email: gis@co.silverbow.mt.us