Publishing and Archiving

There are statewide elevation data products available (DEMs, contours) as well as source elevation data (lidar point clouds). Some are available from the Montana Data List (the older coarser resolution data products); however, all of the USGS elevation data products and source datasets are available via The National Map. See the table below for a list of statewide elevation data available via the Montana Data List.

The MSDI Elevation dataset is not archived at the Montana State Library.

Data Products Count of MT FY15 Releases as of Spring 2015 Date last published to
Data List
Data Download Stats
1/9 arc-second (3 meter DEM) DEM data is updated in The National Map when new publically available data has been collected. Unclear if there were releases for Montana This higher quality data is not represented in the Montana Data List, but there  may be data at this quality for parts of Montana available via The National Map. Not requested of USGS at this time, though it may be possible in the future
1/3 arc-second (10 meter DEM) none This higher quality data is not represented in the Montana Data List, but is available for all of Montana through The National Map. See first entry in the Project list below. Not requested of USGS at this time, though it may be possible in the future
1 arc-second (30 meter, full state, NED product) none 2002. Data is tagged as “historic” Currently not available
1km DEM from the EROS Data Center none 1992 However, data is  not tagged as “historic” Currently not available
46 meter DEM from the Defense mapping agency none 1970 However, data is  not tagged as “historic” Currently not available
Tagged Vector contours none 2008. Data not tagged as “historic” Currently not available
Bathymetry none 2013 Currently not available
Grayscale Shaded relief 30 meter from NED none 2002. However, data is  not tagged as “historic” Currently not available
Color shaded relief: 813 meters from Eros Data Center none 1995. However, data is  not tagged as “historic” Currently not available
Color shaded relief: 269.69 meters from Defense mapping agency none 2000. However, data is  not tagged as “historic” Currently not available
Color shaded relief: 134.83 meters from Defense mapping agency none 2000. However, data is  not tagged as “historic” Currently not available
Shaded relief 816 meter from NED none 2002 (though title says 2006). However, data is  not tagged as “historic” Currently not available
Shaded relief 133 meter from the 30 meter shaded relief published by MSL none 2002 (though title says 2006). However, data is  not tagged as “historic” Currently not available
Web page visit statistics Currently not available
Data download use statistics For MSL hosted data products, the information is currently not available
Web map service use statistics N/A
Application use statistics N/A