Planning Geographical Information System (GIS)
A Geographical Information System provides a
powerful way to represent on a map what is shown on
the landscape. There are challenges in terms
of accuracy, but for a general review of the many
features (roads, streams, zoning, etc.) GIS is very
powerful. For more accurate detail of parcel
boundaries, elevation, etc. a professional survey
completed by a Licensed Surveyor would be
recommended. GIS is much more powerful than
merely a map making tool. Data analysis can be
completed quickly and accurately. And so with
good base data one can compare, query and select
various features of the data to answer numerous
questions. The results of the answers can be
shown visually in tables or maps.
Pre Made GIS Maps
County has many different features in relation to
land use, roads, water bodies, terrain, etc.
These features are represented by digital data that
can be layered together to show on paper what is on
the ground in the real world. Of course, the
accuracy can be questioned at times but for a close
representation a paper map created using GIS
(geographical information) is valuable.
The following is a listing of maps that are already
made and can be purchased either from the web site
where the map(s) are shipped (via mail in page size
envelope) or by visiting the Umatilla County
Courthouse. If these maps do not meet your
needs then we can create custom maps (see below).
ODFW 2009 Winter Range Areas and Critical Winter Range Overlay Zones in Umatilla County. This map shows the new 2009 ODFW Winter Range Areas of Deer and Elk. These areas are NOT designated with the "Critical Winter Range" Overlay Zone by Umatilla County to date (April 2011).
Custom GIS Maps
Custom mapping takes time and resources to complete. The most important issue to to know just what you want the map to show and the crucial dataset to emphasize. There is a list of datasets that are available for use. Paper size is typically 24 x 36 either landscape or portrait in orientation. Contacting our staff with the details will begin this process.
There are a variety of available datasets that can
be provided to individuals and agencies.
Cost and Payment
Parcel Boundary Data,
Subscription to monthly parcel boundary updates
A. $500.00 **
B. $530.00 **
C. $5 each **
$200 per month, pro-rated, paid annually. **
These shapefiles related to Umatilla County can be downloaded for FREE from the State of Oregon. We are working on better datasets and will post those soon.
PLS (Township, Range)
Population, Census Blocks, Block Groups, Tracts
These shapefiles that are related to Umatilla County are available to be purchased and must have a GIS Data License Agreement completed. Additional datasets will be available when developed.
Aerial Photos (2005, 2006, 2009)
20 foot contours
City Limits and City UGB
Flood Panel Boundary
Flood Hazard Areas
Hill Shade (shaded relief)
Zoning - County
$40/CD or $35 per set for Aerial
$15.00 each **
** All datasets require a signed GIS
User License Agreement and payment prior to
distribution. Data can be conveyed by CD, DVD
Zoning Maps by Tax Map (PDF Format) for download
The zoning maps for the County can be viewed by
individual tax map. Thus, the tax maps that
are already available has the added feature of the
various zoning boundaries. One can view the
tax maps without zoning by visiting the State of
Oregon ORMAP site.
Maps are broken out by Township. You will
need to know the Township, Range, Section and Tax
Lot of the parcel. Select the Township where
the subject parcel is located and then select
the map that is applicable.
County Industrial Land Maps (PDF Format)These maps show the location of Industrial Zoned areas in the county.
Central County (Pendleton, Pilot Rock, Rieth, Helix, and Ukiah)
East County (Milton-Freewater, Weston, Athena, and Adams)
West County (Umatilla, Hermiston, Stanfield, and Echo)
Soil Data Mapping
Some land use applications require the applicant to
provide information about the soils on the
property. Mapping and detailed information about
the soil types on the property can be accessed using
the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources
Conservation Service Web Soil Survey mapping
Web Soil Survey Home Page
If you are having difficulties viewing the NRCS Web Soil Survey site, you may have to enable popups for this site. For more information go to Requirements for Running Web Soil Survey