Future projects and priorities regarding the Administrative Boundaries are outlined in the annual Montana Land Information Plan.

Administrative Boundaries Prioritities Land Information Plan 2019/2020

a. Perform annual update of existing layers

b. Participate in the U.S. Census Bureau’s programs: Boundary & Annexation Survey and School District Review Program 

c. Research and development of County Commissioner District, Voting District, and NG9-1-1 boundaries (PSAP (public safety answering point), Law Enforcement, EMS (emergency medical services, and Fire Districts)*

Montana Land Information Plans

The Montana Land Information Act (MLIA) requires that an annual land information plan be prepared that describes Montana’s priority needs in regard to the collection, maintenance, and dissemination of land information (MCA 90-1-404(c)). Those priority needs are used in part to allocate funds from the state land information account. Priorities must be consistent with the intent of the MLIA which recognizes the importance of digital land information for all sectors of Montana society. It also recognizes the need to ensure that digital land information is:

  • Collected consistently – in accordance with standards
  • Maintained accurately - in accordance with standards
  • Made available in common ways for all potential uses and users, both private and public