Planning Department Geographical Information System (GIS)

A Geographical Information System provides a powerful way to show on a map what is present on the landscape. There are challenges in terms of accuracy, but for a general review of the many features such as 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.

Available Maps

Below are the maps that are already made and can be purchased in large poster format from our office. Click on the link to view and print the maps or contact us to order a larger size. If these maps do not meet your needs or you would like to customize a map, please contact our staff and they will be happy to work with you.

The following shapefiles are available to be purchased and must have a GIS Data License Agreement completed. Additional datasets will be available when developed. Please contact Planning Department for purchasing details.

Aerial Photos
City Limits and City UGB
Irrigation Districts
Fire Districts
School Districts
Cemetery Districts
Livestock Districts
Zoning - County

There are a variety of datasets available from Oregon Spatial Data Library

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). 

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.

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 tool.  NRCS 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