Publishing and Archiving

The Montana Cadastral Framework database is updated and published in the middle of each month. Users can view the state’s cadastral map and parcel descriptions online using the Montana Cadastral map application ( GIS practitioners can download the metadata and the data (by county or statewide) from the Cadastral home page. In addition to the Cadastral datasets, three other important datasets are produced by the Cadastral theme lead:

  • CadNSDI Montana—serves as the state’s PLSS dataset and upon which the parcel data is registered
  • Public Lands—a subset of land ownership data published from Cadastral database
  • Conservation Easements—as subset land information data published from Cadastral database

A web map service is also available here. A copy of the dataset is submitted to the Montana State Library archive at the end of each calendar year if the dataset was re-published since the last submission to the archive.

Dataset Count of MT FY15 Releases  Date last published to
Data List
Data Download Stats
Statewide dataset 7 July 8, 2015 Currently not available
County (stats averaged) 7 July 8, 2015 Currently not available
CadNSDI Montana 3 July 7, 2015 Currently not available
Public Lands 3 April 9, 2015 Currently not available
Conservation Easements 4 May 13, 2015 Currently not available
Web page visit statistics Not available for this report
Web map service use statistics (SITSD host)
  • Parcels: Monthly average approximately 2000 distinct users (unique IP addresses)
  • PLSS: Monthly average: approximately 1598 distinct users (unique IP addresses)
  • Montana Base Map (public): Monthly average approximately 1702 distinct users (unique IP addresses)
  • Cadastral Base Map (Web Mercator behind the Cadastral application Monthly average approximately 29666 distinct users (unique IP addresses)
Application use statistics Cadastral Application ( Monthly average approximately 59972.
(MT FY15 annual: 719,665 visits)