Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

ATTENTION:  CITIZENS OF RAVALLI COUNTY

DUE TO GOVERNOR BULLOCK’S MARCH 26, 2020 DIRECTIVE, THE RAVALLI COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING SHALL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC STARTING MONDAY MARCH 30, 2020 THROUGH APRIL 10, 2020 (AND/OR UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)

SHOULD YOU NEED ASSISTANCE FROM THE DEPARTMENT, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR OFFICES/DEPARTMENT CONTACT INFORMATION

GIS: Staff shall be available via email or by phone       

EMAIL: kmiller@rc.mt.gov                                       PHONE: 406-375-6626

A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a database management system (DBMS) that is specifically designed to handle geographic information.  Our GIS software allows us to automate such tasks as producing, updating and printing maps, querying and analyzing spatial information, and relating map information to other tabular records.  A GIS application aids users in finding and analyzing geographic things that can be shown on a map.

What We Do:


Our official function is to develop, maintain, and serve the geographic data and tools necessary to assist the County departments to efficiently and effectively perform their respective functions.

We respond to mapping and data requests from members of the County, various private and government agencies, and the public.

We are also in charge of naming private roads and issuing physical addresses.
   

What We Do Not Do:


We are not land surveyors.  We cannot give advice on subdividing, interpret deeds or legal descriptions, nor can we help you locate your property boundaries.
  
We are not lawyers.  All advice of a legal nature should be sought from a decent attorney.  Our opinions do not count.

We are not wizards.  We cannot upload our data into your GPS receivers or IPads.  We do not dispense data to the GPS and Internet companies such as Garmin, Google, Yahoo! and others.  (Although sometimes our road data somehow finds its way there.)