Maps Data CategoriesAdministrative and Political Boundaries:
Legal land descriptions. For example, election and school districts, city/county boundaries, tribal boundaries.
- Counties, Water Resource Inventory Area (WRIA), & Ecology Regions (statewide)
- Legislative Districts with Counties and WRIA's (statewide)
- Tribal Lands and Reservations (statewide)
- Tribal Reservations and Treaty Ceded Areas (statewide)
- County and WRIA (statewide, black & white)
Rearing of animals or cultivation of plants. For example, resources describing irrigation, aquaculture, herding, and pests and diseases affecting crops and livestock. Atmosphere and Climatic:
Atmospheric processes and phenomena. For example, resources describing cloud cover, weather, atmospheric conditions, climate change, and precipitation. Biology and Ecology:
Naturally occurring flora and fauna. For example, resources describing wildlife, biological sciences, ecology, wilderness, sea life, wetlands, and habitats. Business and Economic:
Economic activities or employment. For example, resources describing labor, revenue, commerce, industry, tourism and ecotourism, forestry, fisheries, commercial or subsistence hunting, and exploration and exploitation of resources such as minerals, oil, and gas.
- Broadband Maps
- Aquatic Reserve Maps
- Aquatic District Maps
- Forest Assessment Maps
- Capitol Forest Maps
- DNR Forest Planning Maps
- Surface Mining Reclamation Sites
- Tax Code Area Maps
- Forest Tax Distribution
Land use. For example, resources describing zoning maps, cadastral surveys, land ownership, subdivision plat maps, tax lots, and Donation Land Claims.
- Major Public Lands (by WRIA)
- Township/Range/Section (by WRIA)
- Major Public Lands (by County)
- Major Public Lands with Counties (statewide)
- Major Public Lands with Water Resource Inventory Areas (WRIA) (statewide)
Characteristics of societies and cultures. For example, resources describing natural settlements, anthropology, archaeology, education, traditional beliefs, manners and customs, demographic data, crime and justice, recreational areas and activities, social impact assessments, and census information.
- Washington State Parks Maps
- Population Density (by WRIA)
- Population Density (by County)
- Population Density (statewide)
- DNR Nature Trail Maps
Height above or below sea level. For example, resources describing altitude, bathymetry, digital elevation models, lidar, slope, and products derived from this information.
Environment and Conservation:
Environmental resources, protection, and conservation. For example, resources describing pollution, waste storage and treatment, environmental impact assessment, environmental risk, and nature reserves.
- Marine Spills - Geographic Response Plans
- Inland Spills - Geographic Response Plans
- Tsunami Hazard and Inundation Maps
- Municipal Storm Water Permits
- Water Quality Improvement Projects
Man-made construction. For example, resources describing buildings, regulated facilities, museums, churches, factories, housing, monuments, and towers.
Geological and Geophysical:
Earth sciences. For example, resources describing geophysical features and processes, minerals, the composition, structure and origin of the earth's rocks, earthquakes, volcanic activity, landslides, gravity information, soils, permafrost, hydrogeology, and erosion.
- Soils (by County)
- Geologic Maps
- Geothermal Resources of Washington
- Liquefaction Susceptibility and Site Class Maps of Washington State, by County
Health services, human ecology, and safety. For example, resources describing human disease and illness, factors affecting health, hygiene, mental and physical health, substance abuse, and health services.
Imagery and Base Maps:
Base maps. For example, resources describing land cover, topographic maps, and classified and unclassified images.
- Topography (by WRIA)
- Topography (statewide)
- Land Use/Land Cover (by WRIA)
- Land Use (by County)
- Land Use /Land Cover (statewide)
- DNR Aerial Photography
- WSDOT Aerial Photography
Inland water features, drainage systems, and their characteristics. For example, resources describing rivers and glaciers, salt lakes, water use plans, dams, currents, floods, water quality, and hydrographic charts.
- Impaired Waters (303D by WRIA)
- Water Resource Inventory Areas (WRIA) ???
- Flood/Shoreline Slope Stability (by WRIA)
- Flood Hazard Areas (statewide)
- Forest Practices Watershed Analysis Maps
Positional information and services. For example, resources describing addresses, geodetic networks, postal zones and services, control points, and place names. Military:
Military bases, structures, and activities. For example, resources describing barracks, training grounds, military transportation, and information collection.
Oceans and Estuaries:
Features and characteristics of salt water bodies excluding inland waters. For example, resources describing tides, tidal waves, coastal information, and reefs.
Means and aids for conveying people and goods. For example, resources describing roads, airports and airstrips, shipping routes, tunnels, nautical charts, vehicle or vessel location, aeronautical charts, and railways.
- State Highway Maps
- Milepost and Transportation Base Maps
- Scenic Byways Maps
- Highways of Statewide Significance
- Interstate Exit Maps
- Functional Classification Maps
- Freight and Goods Maps
- Ferries Route Maps
Energy, water and waste systems, and communications infrastructure and services. For example, resources describing hydroelectricity, geothermal, solar, and nuclear sources of energy, water purification and distribution, sewage collection and disposal, electricity and gas distribution, data communication, telecommunication, radio, and communication networks. Have Additions?
Then let us know what to add by sending an email with the title and link to you map or mapping applications to:
State GIS Coordinator